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!
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:-
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:-
Dead easy to see what’s what.
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!).
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!
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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!
Do you have anything like this in your home already? I’d love to know, so please leave a comment below…