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Menu Planning

As you can tell from the articles on Thoughts & Designs, I’m passionate about managing my time wisely. I write about time management, organization, and goals on this blog. I believe in being purposeful and organized in my life. One of the areas where my organizational obsession saves me loads of time and money is menu planning.

Paper Menu Planning

Originally I started off doing my menu planning on paper. I created some pretty menu printables for that purpose, which you’ll find below. You can download and print them for free from this website. Or, you can purchase these menus pre-printed in a variety of sizes from my Zazzle Store. Links to those products are found in each post.

Digital Menu Planning

Lately, I plan our family’s monthly menu on the computer. I use a combination of Google Keep, Google Drive, and Google Calendar, which are all free apps.

No matter the format you use, learning to plan out your meals and organize your recipes takes a huge load off of you, saves time, and alleviates stress. Find out more in the posts below.

Using Google Keep, Calendar, and Drive to Organize Recipes, Menus, and Shopping Lists

Using Google Keep & Drive to Organize Recipes, Menus, and Shopping Lists

I’ve found that using Google Keep, synced with Google Drive and Calendar, allows me to easily sort and organize my recipes, menu planning, and shopping lists. Let me tell you how. The Basics of Google Keep and Google Drive Recipe Archiving I already use Pinterest to pin recipes I want to try. I think most […]

Pink Art Deco free calendar

Pink Art Deco Reusable Calendar (Free)

This free Art Deco Style Calendar in retro teal is perfect to download and use in a planning notebook, or to hang on your wall. I like to have mine laminated so that I can reuse it with wet erase (vis a vis) markers. We use it for all family events.   The lovely Art […]

Teal Art Deco Reuseable Calendar (Free)

This free Art Deco Style Calendar in retro teal is perfect to download and use in a planning notebook, or to hang on your wall. I like to have mine laminated so that I can reuse it with wet erase (vis a vis) markers. We use it for all family events.   The lovely Art […]

Free Printable Art Deco Style Menu Planner in Teal

Teal Art Deco Free Monthly Menu Planner

This free Art Deco Menu Planner in retro teal is perfect to use for planning your menu for an entire month, saving you big money. I like to have mine laminated so that I can reuse it with wet erase (vis a vis) markers. The lovely Art Deco Menu Line art was created by me, Kimberly […]

Free printable art deco style menu planner in pink

Pink Art Deco Menu Plan for Monthly Menus

This free Art Deco Menu Planner in hot pink is perfect for downloading and using for planning your menu for an entire month, saving you big money. I like to have mine laminated so that I can reuse it with wet erase (vis a vis) markers. The lovely Art Deco Menu Line art was created […]

Free printable classical style monthly menu planner by Kimberly Eddy

Free, Printable Classical Baroque Style Monthly Menu Planner

This free Vintage monthly menu planner is perfect for downloading and using for planning your menu for an entire month, saving you big money. I like to have mine laminated so that I can reuse it with wet erase (vis a vis) markers, or you can stick it in a frame. Write directly on the […]