I've never meal planned. Never sat down & actually THOUGHT about meals for the coming week. Never shopped specifically for a certain week's worth of groceries to prepare meals each night.
Solution?? Pinterest of course!
THIS & THIS were my main inspirations.
I Google'd "chalkboard images" and found a plain 'faux' chalkboard to use. I uploaded it to PicMonkey, then added all the text...it totally looks like chalkboard writing!! Then I printed it out in 11x14 paper & taped it up on my huge kitchen chalkboard.
Then I hot glued on little mini clothespins that I had from a previous diaper cake. I printed out some meal options on card-stock using Word...I inserted a 3x6 table, on 2 pages, all 1.15" x 3" so they were uniform.
I found the unfinished wooden frame at Michael's for $8, then painted it teal to go with the other teal accents in our kitchen, then adhered it onto the main chalkboard.
For the extra meal cards, I just stuck those in a binder clip, and hung it from a clear hook with a sticky backing. I absolutely love how it turned out!!
Who's hungry?!! I can't wait to start meal planning finally! I also compiled all the recipes for each card in a Word doc, in alphabetical order, in a binder - so that when we do sit down to plan, we can flip through the pages & make sure to write down ingredients we don't have on hand, to pick up at the store. Love being organized ;-)
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