Let's chat a bit about meal planning. Do you love it? Like it? Loathe it? I tend to fall into the "love it" category. But I know it can be such a chore that quickly gets tossed aside. But come 4 o'clock on a weekday, we often wish we would have planned some meals for the week. The baby is screaming, the house looks like a tornado went off and your hubby is due home in an hour. Yikes.
And all you can think is, "I should have planned some meals for the week."
In a future post we will chat about the process of actually meal planning but for now I wanted to give you a simple tool to help you meal plan easier and faster.
It's a place to write all of your families favorite meals. Sometimes we can get in a major rut when it comes to our meals. We tend to cook our favorites or the things we know our kids will eat over and over again. Don't they say that variety is the spice of life? Or something like that. :)
So here is a page that you can print to add to your Home Management Binder or tape to the side of your fridge. You can slip it into a clear protective sheet and keep it from spills and messy fingers. I actually had a list of our favorite meals written into my planner but with 2015, that planner was no longer relevant so I decided to create this printable for myself...and you!
Take some time to sit down with your family (maybe over dinner tonight!) and get a list of their favorites too. Bring the family back together around the table and let planning meals for your family be something that isn't a major stress.