Menu Planning Made Easy
My Beginning of Getting My life In Order
Why I Need This:
I am always amazed at the moms who seem to do it all. Every day it hits 5:00 and I dread anyone asking me what is for dinner. After a day of dealing with screaming kids, I find it frustrating to have to think of that. I know a lot of moms who meal plan, and are all organized, but it seems like too much work to get started.
I actually have a great cookbook that shows awesome pictures, and my favorite part of the book is that it incorporates ingredients that can be used in more than one meal. It also has meals you can cook ahead, or freeze.
People Who Don’t
My sister in law has a binder where she prints out all of her favorite recipes and then a monthly calender and plans from there. I admire that, but its much to complicated and overwhelming for me. Who has time for that? However, I was introduced to a great product, The Organized Family Menu Planner, that makes it really easy to get started.
Why This Menu Planner Rocks:
The menu planner from Glow Baby is a weekly chart, you fill in whatever you would like to make, and it has a tear out sheet where you can make a grocery list as you go. That way the entire book can stay home, and you have your grocery list right there. For special events, there is also another section included to help plan for those stressful big days. This would be a big money saver too.
My favorite features of this menu planner are the tear away shopping lists, envelope to save recipes, and the wipeable covers.