I have come to LOVE meal planning. I learned how much I loved it this week when I caught the nasty cold that the rest of my family has already had. I was able to quickly assemble my meals and head back to bed.
Once a week I sit down and plan out a week's worth of meals. I look at those meals and write on my shopping list page the ingredients I need to get. Both of those pages then go into a page protector and in my menu/coupon binder. Since they are in the page protector I can keep it and re-use that plan a month or so later and I already have my shopping list to grab! I use a dry erase marker on the page protector to cross out items as I shop. Keep an eye out for a blog tour of this binder, where I will explain more how I use these pages. In the mean time, here are my meal planning pages that you are welcome use. I have made available a one week page, a two week page, as well as my shopping list. Share, print and enjoy!
Be sure to come back each Monday where I share my own weekly plan which includes a shopping list for you to follow! Don't forget to subscribe to Mommy's Time to receive the weekly meal plans in your RSS feed or email.