When the kids were little, and not in school. I was a menu planner. I would sit down and plan out two weeks of meals and make one shopping list and go and spend 3 hours at the grocery store and stock up for the next two weeks and only have to stop by to pick up milk, bread, and bananna's in between those big trips.
The kids are older, they are busier with school and playdates and other stuff and I haven't consistently menu planned in a long time.
I'm trying to get back into the habit though. I don't know if I can get organized enough to shop only once every two weeks again, but I can at least get organized so I know what is for dinner each day and what cooking/baking I'm planning on doing each day of the week.
Here's this week's menu:
Monday: Lasagna (leftover from Sunday night), salad, corn, and garlic bread.
Tuesday: Bake cakes for birthday parties later in the week and freeze them. Dinner- grilled chicken, rolls, corn on the cob, baked beans.
Wednesday: Decorate cake for Angela's party. Dinner- mac and cheese and chicken nuggets for kids. Sandwich for me. (have an early YW activity I'll be leaving the house at 5pm for)
Thursday: Fajita's, and cheese Quesadilla's
Friday: Decorate cake for Ashley's party. Make Bread with Cami. Dinner: Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. Potato Salad.
Saturday: Ashley's party- Party Food and Pizza.