I saw this on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and decided that I HAD to do it.
I’ve been planning our menu by the month for a long time now. I find it easier to do; that way I know we aren’t having the same thing every week, and I also can shop sales easier because I can see what I’m going to need in the next few weeks.
But this takes it to a whole new level.
This binder is a meal planner for the YEAR. Now, before you tune out, listen: you don’t have to plan your whole year in advance. It just has it available to you so you can easily sit down once a month, gather all your recipes and write down what you are planning on for that month.
Behind each month are weekly shopping lists, and then behind that are recipe cards for the dishes you are making. Once a month you gather everything, put it in your binder and that’s it! You don’t have to put the recipes in there that you have in books; just the ones you find online or have floating around on a card, that way its all in one place come dinner time.
Best yet? BOLD Turquoise (what an awesome blog name is that?) has this all as a FREE download. To read how to put your binder together and download her template, visit her blog!