Make your month a little easier by planning all your meals at once.
I'm still floored by the amount of support I received after announcing my decision to temporarily suspend my weekly menu plans. The truth of it was, I just needed a break.
Planning our meals for the week was really helpful because it eliminated the need to have a nightly conversation that started off with "So... what do you for dinner?". It was the writing up of a weekly blog post to share our menu plans that became a huge PITA, especially now that we have an infant in the house.
I kept asking myself the same question:
How could I continue planning our meals AND have time to share the menu plans on the blog?
To find the answer, I took a cue from my motherhood playbook. Adjusting to being a new parent has forced me to look at things differently, and, above all, it's taught me a whole new lesson in efficiency. It made perfect sense to see if I could find a way to cut out some steps in the menu planning process.
After some thought, I realized that it seemed wiser (and more efficient!) to budget time for organizing our meals once a month rather than doing it once a week. Now that I've seen the light, I'm excited to share some benefits of monthly menu plans, general guidelines for creating menu plans, and our menu plan for August.
There's a lot to go over, so let's get started!