Different seasons of life require different methods of meal planning. Right now, with twins on the way and hubby working shift work, I needed a system that didn't require me to rack my pregnancy-fried brain for meal ideas every week, while also allowing me the flexibility to change my mind at every pregnancy-craving-induced whim.
I created this menu board by painting a dollar store cookie sheet with chalkboard paint. I then painted on my title and some decoration.
I wrote the days of the week in using chalk. The chalkboard feature also allows me to write in foods I may want to try that I don't yet have a magnet for.
The finished product sits over my stove to remind me what is planned for dinner this week.
And should I decide one evening, for example, that I'm not willing to endure the heartburn of lentil tacos tonight, I can easily enough switch meals with another day of the week or rearrange my meal plan entirely!
Do you have a meal planning technique that works for you? Do you find that what works for your family is often changing based on circumstances and seasons of life?