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How to show the family what’s for dinner – quick tip

Are you constantly being asked “What’s for dinner”, or do you always walk through the door and wonder that yourself? Well, no more, as I have a quick tip that you can use to make life a lot easier for yourself!

Whats for dinner? quick tip to help answer the question!

In my home file I have a Master Meal planner – which is basically a 4 week planner with breakfast, dinner and tea on it (there is also one for just tea if you only plan the evening meal). Here’s what that looks like:-

Meal planning sheet - 4 week view - from my HOME FILE - HOME MANAGEMENT BINDER


It’s detailed, which is how I like it – so that I only have to plan out 4 weeks and then can reuse over and over again.

I used to simply have a copy of this on my kitchen wall, but although this planner is perfect for actually planning your meals, it was quite hard to see at a glance what was for tea, for example.

I decided that the best way to do this was to keep the meal planner in my home file as the master list, and use this to know what meals I need to shop for each week. But each week, when I look at it and sort my shopping list out, I can simply write down somewhere what the meals for that week were (and that week only, to keep it simple).

A menu type idea was what was called for!, and so I came up with this printable:-

What's for dinner - printable from Organise My House


Dead easy to see what’s what.

I simply framed it in a click frame** (as I did with my shopping list a while back if you would like to know more details) and added it to the inside of my cupboard door alongside the shopping list.

What's for dinner - easy to use printable


I have simply framed it and put the plastic cover over the top of the printable – so that I can write on the plastic each week with a dry erase marker, and simply wipe off and re-use the following week (saving paper!).

Write on a menu with a dry erase marker Add whats for dinner each night quickly and easily Rub off weekly so that you can reuse the same chart - easy!


So simple, and so effective!

Now all anyone has to do is look at this when they want to know what they will be eating that evening, perfect!


Meal planner free printables - somewhere to show everyone what's for dinner each night


It’s available in the OMH Printables Library – the place where all free printables from the site are kept. Simply enter your email to become a member and get instant access. Hope you enjoy!

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Whats for dinner? This is a quick and easy way to write it down so that everyone can see without having to keep asking all the time

Do you have anything like this in your home already? I’d love to know, so please leave a comment below…



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4 Responses to How to show the family what’s for dinner – quick tip

  1. Mary Jul 15, 2015 at 6:55 am #

    Hi x Did you use the plastic that came with the frame to write on?? sorry first time readingreally pleased to have found you as in uk too xx

    • Chrissy @ Organise My House Jul 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

      Hi Mary – Yes I did use the plastic – it’s quite smooth so works well and protects the paper – although you could equally remove the plastic and just write directly on the paper. Welcome to the site and I’m really glad you found it!

  2. J Rendell Jun 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    We have a perforated pad – ones side has days of week for meal planning and the other a shopping list by type. Saves us money on the weekly shop and cuts down on wastage
    We display on the fridge.
    This is a good idea to build on my existing by having a master list. Thanks

    • Chrissy Halton Jun 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

      Hi – really glad you like the idea of a master list – and I love the idea of a pad to use – does it hang up on the wall? It would be really similar to my approach if so.

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