Some menu planners have a list of all the meals they make & just rotate them. I get kinda bored with that. (I’ve tried it.) Other ladies repeat the exact same set of meals every week. (UGH, wouldn’t everyone get bored of that?) Some ladies comb the internet looking for ideas… that keeps it interesting & also takes a ton of time. So I needed a change.
Last week I tried something new… and really liked it. As I was going to bed that Sunday night, a “not-original” idea jumped into my head; I grabbed a pen on my nightstand and the closest thing to blank paper I could find (aka: back of a magazine, pictured below). I made up some categories and, off the top of my head, filled in one meal for each. Then every morning after that I picked a lunch & dinner choice from the list. It worked well and took much less time to plan.
(Note: I had to edit the magazine page since it was a fruit of the loom ad. ha!)
Here were my categories for Dinner:
Meat & Potato
PB & J
Sandwiches (cold cuts)
My sister-in-law did something similar to this a while back. She has a blog (and will be posting something new at any moment), and she said I could post’um, too. Her ideas are super cute & creative. Thanks, Lana!
Slow Cook Sunday
Whip it up Wednesday (fast meal – seems to always be a busy day)
Throw-Back Thursday (those oldies but goodies that we haven’t had for a while)
Fun Food Friday (pizza, fried chicken, or anything else NOT whole grain and balanced. ha ha)
See What’s in the Fridge Saturday
So, aside from Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, I’m gunna try a combonation of these categories & see how it goes. Do you have any special way you come up with our menus every week?
(And of course, there’s always www.orgjunkie.com for a zillion more ideas & links. Amazing!)