Meal planning is one of the most tedious and relentless household chores. For years Russ and I would get stuck on the never ending question “What should we eat tonight?” and then order take-out. This can get pretty expensive (we easily spend $35 on each order).
This past year, I think we’ve finally hit our stride on meal planning. We sit down together every Sunday and type up a menu for the upcoming week, make a grocery list, and then go shopping that same day for everything.
We use lots of cookbooks for inspiration:
Here’s what our lists look like:
More planning up front, but so much easier for the rest of the week. And much cheaper too. We probably spend about $75-$90 on each grocery trip, and cooking every night also makes left-overs for lunch the next day. Win!