Complimentary Menu Planner and Grocery List Worksheet

Since I’ve been doing (or trying to do!) menu planning every week, I created a *very* simple menu planner worksheet and grocery list for myself.

I printed out a bunch of the worksheets and keep them in my home management binder. My home management binder is almost always open or close by, so it’s easy to add ingredients to my grocery list and put together my menu plan.

My particular menu planner worksheet doesn’t account for snacks because I don’t plan in advance for them. If I wanted to plan ahead for snacks, there is usually enough room to write them in at the end of the worksheet.

As for the grocery list, it is based on the categories of my coupon box. This template, too, has room at the bottom for notes or to add anything that doesn’t fit in the categories listed.

In case you were interested in using a menu planning or grocery list template, I thought I’d share mine with you. 🙂 Feel free to download either worksheet – or both. 🙂

Here you are:

Menu Planner Worksheet

Grocery List Worksheet

I hope you find them useful. Enjoy!

(You are welcome to pass the templates to anyone you thing might be interested, just keep the copyright info intact. Thanks!)

Menu Madness: June 13-19, 2010

Well, the menu never got done last week. I was in the process of putting it together when I found out about my cousin; so, although I wrote up an outline, I never got the menu posted.  (She’s doing okay, btw.)

We are going to be spending some time with family over the coming weekend, so I won’t be planning for those days.

Without further ado, here’s my weekly menu for next week:

Breakfasts:

Sunday: N/A
Monday: N/A
Tuesday: Cereal, with milk and banana
Wednesday: Waffles with strawberries
Thursday: Fruit and yogurt platter
Friday: oatmeal with raisins
Saturday: Blueberry pancakes

Lunch:

Sunday: N/A
Monday: N/A
Tuesday: Ham and cheese sandwiches, grapes
Wednesday: Peanut Putter play dough (for Andrew; PB&J sandwich for me), apples
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Tuna fish with carrot sticks
Saturday: Usually have late breakfast on Saturdays and forgo lunch

Suppers:

Sunday: N/A
Monday: Steak Fajitas (found skirt steak on sale!) with peppers and onions, rice
Tuesday: Chicken cutlets, mashed potatoes, asparagus
Wednesday: Tuna pie, salad
Thursday: Meat loaf, noodles and gravy, green beans
Friday: Pizza and popcorn (It’s family movie night!)
Saturday: Grilled hamburgers (with lettuce and tomato), homemade potato fries

What will you be serving your family this week?