Thank you for the nice comments about my meal planning board from last weeks My Day in Photos post. Now that I've been using it for a few weeks, I thought I'd share how I put it together.
Then I made a list of all of our favorite and most often cooked dinners. I went through my recipe binder and my cookbooks and wrote a pretty extensive list of all of my go-to entrees, side dishes, soups, salads, veggies, fruits, breads and more.
Do you see why I chose the magnetic paper? Now each week when I make our dinner plan and grocery list, I can just pull out the magnets that I need and put them up on the chalkboard. Two things that I love about this new system is if I need to move some meals around, like if Mark is going to be unexpectedly working late, or if we make last minute plans to go out, or if I change my mind, then it's easy to swap them around. And the infamous 'what's for dinner?' question is no longer heard around here. Not that I minded it that much - but now it's kind of fun when Mark comes home and asks "What's for...oh, yeah" and he spins around to the chalkboard to check out our dinner plans.
This turned out to be a really cool little project, once I figured out what I was doing. Displaying it on the chalkboard turned out to be perfect in our kitchen since our stainless steel refrigerator isn't magnetic. Or you could decorate and hang a cookie sheet for the magnets to stick too. There are so many possibilities!
Do you plan your meals ahead of time or do you take each dinner as it comes? Does anyone else have a fun meal planner they made or like to use? Please share!