This is a very simple weekly menu dry erase board made from a picture frame and a printed piece of paper.
I’m already using eMeals to plan my dinners for a week or more at a time. This board helps me plan which meals I’m going to cook each night and spacing them for leftover nights in between. If you are not familiar with eMeals, they are a meal planning service that provides a weekly menu with recipes and shopping lists. It’s inexpensive – about $5 a month and saves me a ton of time and money on planning and cooking dinners for our family. (I’m an affiliate, so if you decide to purchase a plan I will get a 25% commission if you use this link eMeals Easy Meals for Busy and Frugal Families.)
My husband enjoys being able to look at the menu board and see what’s for dinner. I like it because I can look ahead to determine when to move meat from the freezer to the fridge to defrost. And when I’m wondering how old some leftovers are, I just look back to see what day I made it!
- 8 x 10″ frame with glass. I got this one at Target for about $4
- Decorative cardstock or stationary, or plain paper with your own graphic printed in a light color
- Dry Erase Mini Markers
- Print the days of the week on the paper. If you will be planning more than one week make two columns.
- I’ve added a second column with the dry erase markers, but when I change the paper out to something spring-like I will change it to two columns of days.
- Place in the kitchen counter or hang out-of-the-way.