How many of you make a menu each week?
Planning a menu at the beginning of each week has saved dinner time at our house. Not only do I feel more organized at dinner time (I'm not scrambling to find something to feed my family every night), my grocery shopping has become much more efficient. I know what I'm buying and I'm not just buying lots of random stuff. Plus, a lot of the time, I can get away with going to the grocery store once a week! Which is a miracle!
Before I had my second child, I was going to the grocery store almost every day to get a few items here and there. I just don't have time for that anymore.
I cut out the "Menu" part with my cricut, got my frame at the thrift store (and spray-painted it) and got the burlap from my dad, who had just had some rugs delivered to him in burlap. I got myself a dry-erase marker and was good to go.
Now at the beginning of each day, I look at my menu board to see what we are having for dinner. I can thaw out my meat and do any prep I need in order to have dinner ready. I don't even have to think about it. That's what I like :)
This menu board is cute, thrifty (it cost me right around $4 or $5 with the frame and dry-erase marker) and practical. I love it!