Hello my diligent menu making gals. Can I just tell you how proud I am of all of you that are sticking it out here with me week after week even through the summer. It’s not easy, trust me I know. I’ve experienced many Sunday nights where I’m tried and cranky and just want to say forget about menu planning this week, I can wing it. Only I don’t because I know now from experience that I am so appreciative for a plan later in the week when I’m even more tired and cranky especially at the witching hour. You know the one I’m talking about :) It’s not as bad in the summer when schedules are a little more lenient but at the same time I don’t want to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen either when there is fun to be had :)
Thank you God for menu planning! If there is one thing that has helped me the most on my simplifying journey, menu planning hands down is it. I’d be so lost without it!
I was starting to get confused about which menu planning resources I’ve already shared with you in the past and which ones I hadn’t. I was spending an awful lot of time looking back. Thankfully Pinterest came to my rescue. Now when I share my weekly menu planning resources with you here, I will also add them to my Pinterest as well. That way you’ll be able to find a great visual listing of fun menu planning helpers all in one place. Hope that helps!
This week’s menu planning resources:
Thrifty DIY Menu Board ~ @ Not Just Decorating
Menu Planner Book Tutorial ~ @ Fabric Family Fun
Flip Recipe Organizer Tutorial ~ @ Positively Splendid
My weekly menu:
Monday: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Thighs served with perogies and corn
Wednesday: Italian Sausage and Potato Roast
Thursday: Leftover Buffet
Friday: Homemade Pizza (dough from the bread machine)
Saturday: Tortellini Caesar Salad
Sunday: “Picking Night” – pick what you want
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.