So, to hold myself accountable I'm going to share our weekly, or bi-weekly, menus with y'all. First - let me explain my system.
The only thing I plan specifically is our dinner meals. Breakfasts are usually varied and consist of a choice of the following:
- Annie's Bunnies cereal (I've gotten a different kind every time)
- Organic Pomegranate-Cherry Toaster Pastries and Scrambled Eggs
- Grits and Eggs
- Spiced Vanilla Sugar Toast & Eggs (the Spiced Vanilla Sugar from Savory Spice Shop has forever changed our traditonal cinnamon toast breakfast)
- Oatmeal with Dried Fruit & Nuts
- Pancakes (on occassion)
Ok, so with those meals out of the way - supper is the challenge! This is a chart I made for how to organize my meals. Sometimes I just print out the chart and handwrite our meals in and sometimes I type it up. However, there is always (with the exception of the last month, of course) one on the side of our fridge.
See- I can merge this list with any other I have created and voila! A new list!
It may sound complicated - and it did take awhile to get it set up - but it has been so worth it when it comes to actually planning for meals and shopping. It now takes about half the time to plan my list and see what I need.
This is how I plan our meals...now for what we will have in the next two weeks. Here is our menu!
I know some of the items are hard to read - I'll work on this for the future! Also, I take into account that on most Sundays I will make a meal for dinner and we will have something for supper as well. It's typically leftovers, but this way I can make sure I am covered.
Do you plan meals for your family or do you hit the grocery store before and make a decision there? Leave a comment and let me know!