I’ve been asked by several people about how I made my menu board. I’ve spent many hours on Pinterest pinning away at all the things I someday want to try. Finally, I am putting my efforts to use!
In searching for the perfect menu board to suit my needs…I ended up having to pull from several different ideas to come up with one that would work for me!
Old Cookie Sheet with edges cut off (if you want it to be magnetic…or you could just used an old picture frame.)
Fabric to cover the backing
Mini Clothes Pins (I found mine at a local fabric store, Pacific Fabrics)
Boxes are made out of a Jiffy Cornbread Box cut in half
Hot Glue Gun
Heavy Duty Magnets
If it were up to me, Tacos or some other form of Mexican food would be listed for every night of the week.
Sadly my husband doesn’t agree and appreciates a bit more variety!
So, I sat down and began writing down about 30 meal ideas.
They are color coded in a way that works best for me:
GREEN: Meat Dishes
WHITE: Crock Pot Meals
BLUE: Mexican & Italian Dishes
YELLOW: Easy & Quick
The goal is to not have too many of the same color each week. And to rotate through the stack of recipes before you start using them again.
(However, Tacos will still be eaten weekly in our household!
Once a week… I can sit down and plan the meals for the menu.
On the back I’ve written all the ingredients needed to make each meal.
This way, when I go to make my shopping list…It’s pretty quick and painless.
This shopping list was actually given to me as a gift and it’s pretty handy to use!
They can be found online here.
Anyone who knows me…knows that cooking isn’t my favorite thing and I am not that great at it.
So, I won’t lie… the 30 meals I’ve got here are all relatively easy (for me). If a recipe has too many ingredients in it I get a bit intimidated and don’t want to try it!
My goal is to attempt to try 2 new recipes a month. Life with a newborn has been a bit of an adjustment…So, hopefully this will help me to stay on track better!
So many of you have asked for my 30 meal ideas and recipes.
Click here for the DIY Menu Ideas and Recipes !!