Thursday, September 20, 2007

Menu Planner

I was inspired yesterday by a post by The Homespun Heart. Monica basically talks about the effort put into simple things that make your home nice. I was inspired to make this.


I had been writing my menu in a notebook. Sometimes the notebook page made it to the frig other times it sat on the counter all week. Not too appealing on the eyes. I printed off a blank menu planner I then used my trusty contact paper to laminate it. Now each week I can use my dry erase maker to write my menu. Not only is it a little more pleasing to the eyes it is also better for the environment. Thanks for the inspiration Monica!

6 comments:

  1. I saw that yesterday and wanted to try doing something prettier too! I've been lazy lately and just writing my menu on a scrap paper then tacking it to the fridge! Ugly! Yours looks great!

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  2. Yeah! That is so cute! Great job - somehow I find it easier to follow my menu when it looks nice!

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  3. This is a great idea. I hate the constant "what's for dinner?" calls I get at work...this way they can just look at the fridge. I will be doing using this idea!!!! Probably makes grocery shopping a bit easier too knowing what you are going to need for the upcoming week!

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  4. Good idea, Wendi. I've been wanting to try something like that, and didn't want to spend so much on a white board. I never thought of laminating! Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Lynn Marie12:00 PM

    Great idea again! What I've been doing all year is keeping track of each weeks menu in my computer. The goal is to have a full year of menus so that next year that I don't look in the fridge and say "So What Am I Going To Cook Tonight?" I even built in the menu those times when my husband and I eat out or take advantage of a weekly special. What goes up on the fridge is the current weeks menu that I put in a page protector. I'm hoping it works out for me - I'm just happy that every week I remember to keep tract of the menus. I did something simular for house hold chores. Every week of the year there is something listed besides dust - do laundry etc. That way I don't get overwheled with house keeping and in the event that I'm ill my husband knows exactly how to help me.

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  6. Oh this IS a good idea!!! I've been writing my menus down in chicken scratch and my family can barely make it out!! What a great idea to post it up NEATLY and use dry erase, too!!

    His,
    Mrs. U

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