Thursday, January 7, 2010

Menu planner

While making watches for my daughters at a friend's house (pictures to come later), I noticed a cute menu planner on her wall in the kitchen. I took a quick picture of it with my phone and she said she'd send me a template for it. Sometimes you just see something and become driven to make it or have it. Well, that's what happened with me. I knew I wanted to make it, but I put my own twist on it.

Her dinner options attached with velcro, but I decided to make mine magnetic. Her background was fixed, but I decided I wanted to change my background each month. So here's what I came up with. I had fun picking out cute papers for my backgrounds, but my kids have loved this. They can easily see what's for dinner and what's coming up for dinner in the next few days. They also get pretty excited to help me pick the menu. I can always add new menu items, but as a family we tried to pick out the general favorites.

I made sure to add one called "new recipe night" which gives me the option of trying anything. I also added "leftovers" and "girls cook" which my daughters loved. I have the templates for the calendar and the menu items if anyone's interested.

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