I really love the menu planner that Shelly uses when she does her weekly menu planning video. My husband and I had discussed it and I was all set to order one. I decided to give it my three day test and see what I thought about it after three days. During that three days I found myself thinking about how I had just worked so hard to pull together a household binder and how well it was working for me. Of course, it isn't as pretty as the purchased menu planner, but it is highly functional. After spending some time thinking about what I really liked about the planner, I decided that I have not only the time, but also the skills and supplies to design my own. I hated the idea of buying one once a year. Of course, I am not at home this week and decided to start with an internet search for samples.
What did I find? This great black and white sheet that is very similar to the sheets in Shelly's planner.
Best of all it is free.
A similar planner page is here.
When I get home I'll print a few and see how I like using them. (I already have monthly calendar pages printed for the year, but I know I am not truly interested in planning meals for a month...at least not yet.)