DIY Weekly Menu

Sometimes I am a planner to a fault.  Often, however, my husband admits that my over-planning is used for good.  Here’s an example.

Every now and then we come up with a solution to a problem or issue that is so simple we often wonder why we didn’t think of it sooner!  One example is the weekly chore list we created for the kids.  Another is our weekly menu that hangs in the kitchen.  The kids stop everyday to see what’s on the menu and express their excitement (and sometimes a rare disappointment) for what has been planned.

This menu idea solves several issues:
1 – Answers the daily question, “What’s for dinner tonight?”
2 – Allows for better planning
3 – Encourages use of items currently on hand
4 – Better planning = less $$ spent on random items at the grocery store and less $$ spent over all

Here’s what it looks like:

We just purchased a relatively inexpensive frame and used brown packing paper cut to size for the background.  I cut the silverware silhouettes out of black paper.  The letters were rubbery little vinyl letters found in the scrapbooking section at the store.  Each week, I just use a dry erase marker to fill in the menu.  Super easy project and really inexpensive!

Here’s another look…
The chore list I mentioned hangs near it on the refrigerator.  Easy ideas for a little peace in our home!

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2 thoughts on “DIY Weekly Menu

  1. Hi there – loved having a roam around your blog – not sure how I got here now but delighted to have found you. This post in particular caught my eye – I think it is a very clever and simple way of displaying your weekly menu – looking forward to reading more about your daily life.

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