Ever stress out over what to cook for dinner? Tired of making the same thing all the time? Here is a fun and easy way to take the stress out of meal planning...and make it fun for the whole family!
Buy a blank wipe off calendar (where you can change the days each month), like the one pictured. If there is a note section to the left, you may even put some "Favorites" there to choose from. Let each family member plan a meal for one night during the week (M-F). Leave weekends open for going out, ordering in and grocery shopping!
Knowing what you are having in advance allows you to avoid the last minute grocery stops or fast food grabs. Plus if you have some extra time on the weekends, you can even prepare some crockpot meals ahead that you can simply empty in the crockpot in the morning. Search the web for quick and easy crockpot or slow cooker meals. There are some super yummy ones out there!!
The kids love the calendar method too because it allows them to be involved and they look forward to "their" night.