As part of the Healthy Homemaking series I had done a post on meal planning. To be completely honest, we have not kept up with it. One way we thought we could make it more concrete was to make a menu to display in the kitchen. After seeing ideas on Pinterest, this is what we made. It's so quick and simple, plus we didn't have to buy a single thing.
What you need:
-picture frame with glass
-dry erase pen
1. Cut paper to required dimensions to fit inside frame.
2. Print title and days of the week onto paper either through a computer printer or by hand.
3. Paint frame if desired.
4. Put paper in frame.
5. Write on glass with a dry erase marker.
While going through and getting rid of most of our possessions, we found a few unused picture frames, so this was as great opportunity to repurpose one. The paper is leftover from when I used to make cards and scrapbook. The frame was originally black, which I didn't think suited our style or house, so Brad painted it brown with acrylic paint.
We still work hard to meal plan each week, but having the menu sitting in the kitchen staring at me makes me think about it and helps me remember to do it.
Do you meal plan? What strategies to do you use?