I don’t know how people are able to cook dinners for their families without having their meals planned out! I physically cannot do it and I think that we would spend way more money than we need to. Even when we did not have children, my husband and I created dinner menus. We have always grabbed a piece of scrap paper or computer paper and scribbled the menu and grocery list onto it… and then that got hung on our refrigerator. I gotta tell you, it always irked me! I like my kitchen (and entire house) to be neat and tidy and these just weren’t cutting it… 6 years now I have been dealing with it! Why have I waited so long? I don’t know! But I have come up with an adorable solution that fits in with my kitchen decor and I am happy to show off!
I created this weekly meal planner with the help of an adorable digital scrapbook kit from Here a Scrap There a Scrap. I printed the cover and back cover onto cardstock and printed 52 copies of the inside page. I then spiral bound it into a book and ta-da! I ended up with the perfect meal planner for my family! The inside pages can be removed and posted on the fridge, or you can just keep them in the book – whatever works for you.
The inside page is broken down by week day and has a section for your grocery list that can be cut out and brought to the store. I also could imagine bringing this whole book to the store… you could bind an envelope into it to hold your coupons and voila good to go.