Use your cell phone to menu plan and organize meals, shopping lists, and activities so you always know what’s for dinner!
I have always believed in menu planning. It helps you save time, money and relieves a lot of the “what’s for dinner” stress. I used to print out a menu plan each week and hand write my menu by hand and stick it up on the fridge every week. But now I keep all of my calendars, to do lists, and such on my phone. It was pretty inconvenient to have the menu tacked up on the fridge. It was definitely time to go high tech and do some virtual menu planning.
My husband and I coordinate everything on our iPhone calendars. I don’t even use a wall calendar anymore so using paper and pen to organize meals wasn’t working. We started using the phone calendars because we figured out we could add numerous calendars and share them with each other. We can see the calendars on numerous devices plus our cloud so it works really well for us.
I usually go in on Sunday and add in our dinners around 4:00 PM everyday. If my husband is making dinner, I make sure to note that, too. It helps him to know what to expect when he gets home from work.
Another trick I use is to schedule other meals and snacks when they are important. For example, every Wednesday night my kids go to AWANA at church. Every week at the end of AWANA, they are starving, but I kept forgetting to pack a snack for them. So now I put it on our calendar and usually one of us remembers to pack a snack. Mott’s® Snack & Go applesauce works great for in the car eating while on the way home from AWANA.
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