A while back, I had created a weekly menu plan template for the sake of keeping my sanity! I couldn't stand those 4:00 pm frantic moments of "what on earth am I going to make for supper?" only to have limited options because I didn't thaw any meat, etc... Out with the old way and in with the new, was my logic when I'd finally had enough.
I created this template and then figured out a four-week menu plan with associated grocery lists to simplify our crazy life. It worked great for almost a year but we got a little tired of the same meals and I've resolved that I will probably have a six-week rotating menu plan for winter and a different one for summer. After all, hamburgers, kabobs, and salads are so much more enjoyable in summer while soups, stews and casseroles are so much better in winter!
I then place my menu plan in protective sleeves along with photocopies of the recipes I'll need for the menu plan. That way, if I'm away from home and cannot return in time to get started on a recipe, either Antoinette or Melina can grab the menu plan, find the exact recipe for that day and get started on it for me. You can get loose leaf rings to keep these weekly plans together and they hang beautifully on cupboard knobs! Those protective sheets ensure that splashes and sloshes don't ruin a classic/favourite!
I've had many friends ask for a copy of this template and I've decided if it could bless our home, if it could bless our friends' homes, I pray it can bless your home, too. I've chosen a kid-friendly font for added fun. That which our Heavenly Father has helped me to create (as simple as it may be), I share it with you!
Happy cooking, happy organizing and happy menu planning!
PS - this is my first time trying to add a PDF document to the blog, so if it's glitchy, let me know and I'll do my best to fix it. Thank you!
Rita's Weekly Menu Plan Template - Blank if you have a google account or try clicking here if you have a Scribd account (easily registered via facebook login). Otherwise, I just can't seem to figure out how to upload a simple pdf document with a simple "print" to my blog!