A few years ago when I was working outside the home and the boys were in school I had a planner that I never left home without. In this planner I had all my contacts, to do list, calendar with all the boys sporting events, school events, and where I needed to be for work on each day. It was great because I could also write notes on specific dates and I could always go back and find notes from previous days. When my husband was in the hospital I NEVER left the house without it, I used it to help plan the changes we needed to make to our home, for business cards of the people that I need to contact and for marking dates of when I called someone or when I mailed specific paperwork, etc. I continued to use this for the first 1 1/2 years after he came home and then when things slowed I used it less. Today I decided that I would try to start using it daily, I set it up for menu planning and for my short & long term to do list, I also have a section for pantry stocking. It of course also had a daily planner in it and I will use this for things I plan to do on a specific date, etc. It is small enough to grab and take with me when I go somewhere.
Menu that I have planned so far, Monday: Marinated chicken
canned corn & mashed potatoes
Tuesday: Beef Stew
bread & butter
Thurs.: Grilled Steak w/grilled veggies
Fri.: Out for Dinner
Sat.: Beans & franks
Of course all is subject to change, but everything on the menu is from the freezer & pantry. I promise my next post will have photos, hubby is using the other computer and I can't upload any from this older computer.