Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of having a weekly menu board where I can plan out what I’ll make for dinner. I figured this would help me in two ways:
1. Alleviate some of the stress of cooking by having it pre-arranged and agreed upon by all.
2. Define my weekly grocery shopping list to the necessities.
I have a binder going in the kitchen of all the recipes I print out from the internets and use, as well as those dishes I just make up in my noggin and somehow turn out edible. It has become a valuable tool in my kitchen but I wanted to take it a step further and make cooking more efficient. I really don’t care for cooking so anything I can do to help myself, I appreciate!
Using an old dry-erase board stuck to the side of the fridge I finally got around to writing out a rudimentary meal plan for this week.
Monday is my regular shopping day but this week it was pushed to Tuesday due to a necessary visit from a plumber Monday afternoon. Thankfully I had already planned on leftovers from Sunday so I was set!
Making my shopping list was a breeze. Looking at what we would have versus what we already had in the fridge and pantry, I came up with a concise list that I actually stuck to and saved money!
I hope to stick with this concept and trick out my menu board so it looks a little less shabby. For now though, it’s a really great idea that I completely recommend.
Now, off to make homemade vegan bagel dogs!