I have really been utilizing Pinterest in my meal planning. I love finding new recipes and trying them out on my family. Planning and cooking meals makes me feel so domestic and accomplished. Don’t get me wrong… my husband likes to cook and often takes care of the meals… or finishes what I start.. and I don’t complain.

I’ve been trying out several new meals lately, including:

Taco Stuffed Shells

Spinach and Artichoke Baked Pasta

Cilantro Lime Chicken

I tend to try a new recipe out and then move on to other new things. I forget to have a rotation of meals. My husband told me the other day that I’ve been trying a lot of new things… and that makes him nervous… we are such creatures of habit.

I began looking for a way to organize meal planning so that I have a list of the meals the family likes easily accessible.

Well… I found THIS SUPER CUTE MEAL PLANNER while searching Pinterest. Now… I did not make it all professional and cute looking like she did. I modified my board to use the materials I had on hand and to easily go on my refrigerator. Check her’s out and then come back and check out mine.

I added a couple of extra pockets to mine. I added a “tried it” pocket… because sometimes I make meals that my husband and/ or I like, but not the kids. They are meals I don’t want to discard, but also won’t be made that often. I also added a crock pot pocket… because I just love my crock pot.

To make my version of this meal planner, I used my scrapbooking software to make the letters for the days of the week and the pockets (you can just use regular scrapbook paper, stickers, etc). I printed out some decorative paper for the background and glued it onto some solid card stock. I covered the background, letters and pockets with contact paper and then hot glued the pieces together. I stuck the whole thing to the fridge with clear packaging tape.. we’ll see how long it lasts.

Feel free to follow me on Pinterest!

Pinterest Made Me Do It- Meal Planning

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