Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Tip For Tuesday

I made this menu board in my kitchen.

Just a little chalkboard paint is all it takes.

I put a few coats on the strip of wall next to my refrigerator. At the top, I wrote "Today's Specials", with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.








Below that I wrote about 30 or so of the dinners we eat most commonly.
I write the date next to each dinner I make, that way I can keep track of which dinners I've already made, so I don't repeat too often, and so I know when it's OK to reheat, and when I should pitch what's leftover in the fridge.






After I've gone shopping, I place a mark next to any of the dinners I've just bought the stuff for, so I know what I have on hand to make in the coming week.

I've had this up for a few weeks, and it's worked out really well.

Plus, now when I get asked the question "What's for dinner?" 47 times a day, I can answer "Look at the board" instead of ""spaghetti" or "tacos."

Wait. I guess that doesn't help much, does it?



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3 comments:

  1. i thought i did good by just having groceries for the week. you take it to a whole new level! :)

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  2. This is so cute. I keep a list on the fridge of over 20 dinner ideas that we usually have the stuff to make in the house. My mom STILL calls me at work wondering what to make for dinner, though! It makes it easier to see the options out in the open!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  3. @bolton, it does sound a bit obnoxiously Supermom, doesn't it? I'm ashamed of myself and I apologize for underachieving Moms everywhere! Seriously, though, it really does streamline things for me, so I love it.
    @Amanda, I used to have a list like that, so I basically just took it and threw it onto the wall with chalk. But I like that I can track when I've made what.
    Thanks for stopping in and commenting, guys!

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