Monday, June 17, 2013

Our Menu Board

Like most moms out there I have struggled with the age old question 'what's for dinner?'

Over the years, I have tried different ideas to plan things out for weekly or monthly dinner, but none of them stuck for longer then a few weeks or months and then I was back to wondering at the last minute what to make for dinner.  Which is not great for eating a healthy, homemade meal, seeing as how nothing is thawed out, and in my experience, we were always 1-2 ingredients short for most meals.

About five months ago, I spent the evening putting together a new menu board.
I used a frame, scrape book paper, a small box, cute little clothespins, stickers and some printed out dinner ideas of meals that we like and a few blanks for anything else we want to add.

So far, we have used it every week.

My kids love helping me put the weekly dinner menu together. Since having this menu I have found our grocery bill has gone down, because we can buy fresh ingredients for the meals of that week and  none go bad in the fridge.

As an added bonus, my kids will look at the menu board and read what's for dinner instead of asking me multiple times a day, plus I don't feel like things are a scramble right before dinner each night.

It may have taken a few tries to find something simple and easy to do that works for our family, but it sure seems to have been worth it.


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