If you read my "Back in the Saddle" post you already know we're going to use the next few weeks to build a strong "organizational" foundation to get us through the rest of the year. With the back to school buzies upon us and the holidays approaching, the steps we take now will make the difference between calm and chaos!
Since it is MENU MONDAY today - we are going to start off our "wild ride" by getting our menu's in shape. Taking the stress out of dinnertime will be a huge factor in creating peace in our homes the next few months.
Step 1: Develop a "skeleton" menu plan to make menu planning a breeze:
Here's my new and improved skeleton plan:
Monday: Sunday Leftovers
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday (sometimes enchildada, sometimes burritos or taco salad...)
Wednesday: Soup, Sandwich or Salad Night (depending no the weather and the mood)
Thursday: BBQ night - (Dad loves to BBQ? Why not give him a night!)
Friday - Pizza Night
Sunday: Crock Pot Meal (usually some kind of roast and veggies)
Step 2: Create a September to December Monthly Calender with your skeleton plan as headers.
Step 3: Now just fill in your dinners ... one step at time.
Today's Daily Do: Create your Menu Plan for get-ahead menu planning!