Do you ever have one of those weeks where the thought of cooking is about as attractive as getting a pap smear? I’m sure my bathing-suit-in-4-weeks diet plan has something to do with it but seriously, this is the week I’d give my first born (quite willingly actually) for a live-in cook. And driver. And housekeeper. So instead of feeling guilty for not posting a menu plan this week and eating take-out and take-out leftovers, I’m going to post something I actually really like to do … craft! Well craft with wine but it’s still early so I’ll leave the wine part out.
I happened to run across the coolest picture of a menu board on pinterest, my new favorite time-sucker waster website. I swear I could spend hours on that site and feel more overwhelmed from the list of pins I’ve added to my “must try ASAP” list. See, it’s happening already. Back to the menu board. Like every family with kids, as a mom you’re asked about a dozen times EVERY God-forsaken day… “what’s for dinner mom” and regardless of what you say…one will be happy, one will be disappointed, one will ask for substitutions and the other will just plain refuse to eat it. All of these reasons led me to fall madly in love with a menu board that will put an end to pesky questions about what’s being served as well as alleviate any stress caused from racking my brain each week when coming up with a different meal EVERY God-forsaken day. Ahem…without further adieu…
I love this menu board for lots of reasons but mostly because it’s adorable and I made it from things I had laying around the house. Each clothespin holds a piece of paper that lists what we’ll be having for dinner each night of the week (see menu planning 101 for ideas) and on the flip-side lists the source for where I found the recipe (isn’t that clever). The two little compartments on the right hold the menu cards as well as blank cards for when I find a recipe I love, I just jot it down and write down where I found it on the back (seriously clever). Oh and it’s adorable too, did I mention that already?
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making your own adorable menu board. Continue readingPin It