Weekly Menu

I hate cooking.

No, that’s not actually true.

I really really dislike cooking.

It’s not calming for me, it’s not enjoyable, I just don’t like it.

I don’t like menu planning either.

(I have obviously now entered my Archie Bunker phase of life).

But I do both because it’s hard to be a stay at home mom and not be the one in charge of cooking. I have I tried to lobby to hire a cook, but somehow, my husband sees that as my role.

So seeing as this appears to be my gig for awhile, I decided to make a menu planning board.


I used a frame I already had, printed out a free menu planning printable, and used an old expo marker I had from teaching to write out the meals.

We’ve been using this for a few weeks and somehow it just makes the whole process a little more enjoyable.


And yes, we eat out once a week.

I need to keep moving toward that white light at the end of the week or else I’d completely give up and just serve cereal for every meal.

*In case you are interested I found the meal plan printable here.

*And just for the record, my husband is awesome and always helps me cook.

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3 Responses to Weekly Menu

  1. Jess says:

    We just finished six weeks of not being able to eat out in another effort to help with Andy’s allergies. Although I DO like to cook, it got a little tedious.

    I like your menu board, if for nothing else because I wouldn’t have to answer the eternal question, “What’s for dinner?” which many times, I think when they don’t like the answer (most of the time), is followed up with, “What’s for dinner tomorrow night??”

  2. Mindy says:

    Too funny.

    If I don’t have some sort of a weekly plan for meals, I get really irritated when it comes time to figure out dinner. I do like rummaging around and coming up with things on a whim, but not on days when the kids are being holy terrors and I don’t have five minutes of peace and quiet. And since those days seem to happen more often than not, the meal plan is my saving grace. Although, I don’t do a certain thing on a certain day. I just plan on five or six things, then pick something based on how the day is going and how much time I have for prep. Makes it more flexible that way. But then again, I LOVE to cook. ;o)

  3. Kelly says:

    I’ll have to try this, would likely remind me to eat at home! If only I could get to the grocery store now!