It’s September!! It’s so hard to believe how fast July and August went and here we are in September. I may be jumping the gun a little bit with my new fall banner but I was so cold today. I even had to put socks and slippers on! I think fall may be just around the corner for us and I just looked at the calendar and Canadian Thanksgiving is only 5 weeks away. So yes fall is in the air!
Also as we change seasons you may be finding the time is now to jump in to menu planning. If you are new here we welcome you and as well we welcome everyone that’s taken some time off in the summer and is returning. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, menu planning literally changed my life for so many great reasons. The sense of relief I feel come 4:00 and I already know what’s for dinner is the best. That’s the time when I’m tired, the kid’s are tired and by having a plan, a simple, practical plan, means I don’t have to melt down along with the kids. I can handle it. I’ve already done the leg work and saved my butt in anticipation of this moment. I am never so thankful about having a menu plan than I am come 4:00. I anticipated we’d be busy or tired and just not up to cooking. I anticipated it and planned for it. The pressure is off. I’ve purposely chosen quick and easy recipes that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. I can relax. Thank you menu plan!! If I can do it, so can you! The time is now!
If are in need of a menu planner to use, be sure to check out the many options I have on my Pinterest Menu Planning Helpers board. As well I’ve got a fun Chalkboard “To-Do” List on sale in my shop today (plus free shipping site wide today too!) that would be perfect for menu planning. Check out the picture below and for more information please visit my shop.
I’m also very excited to tell you about another menu planning resource that I hope grows to become a valuable tool for you in your menu planning efforts. Awhile ago I created a Menu Plan Monday Facebook page. Some of you have already found it, whoot! I finally had a chance to make it all fancy with a pretty cover photo thanks to the wonderful help of Molly at Cardtopia Designs. Look at the cover she created for us:
Isn’t that awesome! Be sure to check out her site for your card, announcement and invitation needs for any occasion. Thanks Molly!!
You can find our Menu Plan Monday Facebook page here. I would love for you to come on over and “Like” it and hang out. It’s still in the infancy stages but I’m hoping it can become an interactive and helpful place to be. Please feel free to become involved by sharing recipe links, cooking tips, success stories, etc. Let’s help and support each other and hopefully have fun too!!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Monday: Weight Watchers Cheddar Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta (missed from last week)
Tuesday: Baked Spaghetti served with green salad
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Enchilada Casserole (family favorite!)
Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner ~ Makeover Waffles Recipe
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK? JOIN US!
Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.
More family favorite recipes here.
One of my favorite menu planning resources: