Meal time is the most stressful time at our home. We're all coming in hungry from work (or mom's day out). Not knowing what to make for dinner just adds to the stress. I know that weekly planning will be the best option for me, and probably doing it on Saturday or Sunday night. I can determine which nights in the upcoming week I need to cook a quick meal, a fancy dinner, or have leftovers. I can check my pantry to see what I need and do the grocery shopping as the meals are planned. I know that after I've done this a few weeks, meal planning will get easier because I can recycle plans. Also, this will keep my grocery bill down because I will know exactly what I need to buy instead of buying something I might use that would end up spoiling. And, I can plan healthier meals!
I've found a few cute menu planning printables online...click on the image to go to the source for your free printable:
Do you meal plan? Any tips?