I've always had a written menu plan, in a spiral notebook. If I can find my last one, I'll get a picture of it and post it up - I made that notebook last over two years!
However, I've always given myself flexibility when it came to my menu plan - I could write something down, change my mind, find I was missing an item, and either change the plan or walk to the grocery store up the street.
I don't have a grocery store less than a 15 minute drive away anymore, and a convenience store that is good for the odd milk/bread run, is not good for a menu plan.
With things like this in mind, I want to be more proactive with my menu plan, and a bit better organized with my shopping. This plan for the week is not overly creative, but it should work for us.
Sunday: Roast beef with sour cream and chive smashed potatoes, roasted green and yellow mean mix.
Monday: Shrimp Green Thai curry with rice noodles (sauce from a jar)
Tuesday: Hubby's birthday! By request, jambalaya (recipe to come later)
Wednesday: homemade pizzas with dip
Thursday: chicken noodle soup
Friday: homemade waffles with fruit salad
Saturday: We are having a party, so the menu will be varied and plentiful, with more details to come later!
I'm going to attempt to make this a weekly detail on my blog, so wish me luck and please feel free to send me suggestions for my menu plan as well!