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“What’s for dinner?” “Food” “What kind of food?” “Food you can eat.” “Daaaaaddd!!!” Do you have this conversation daily in your house? Whether you do or not, I’ve got a solution for you at the request of my oldest – a printable dry erase menu for the kitchen!
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I’m trying to get better at meal planning (I’m TERRIBLE at it) and I’ve been doing pretty good lately. I thought this would not only solve the “what’s for dinner” problem but also keep me on track with following through on recipes I bought food for.
The boys have been helping me find new recipes to try and always have requests for old favorites. A menu helps me visualize the meals and what foods can overlap or be used again (tacos/taco salad) and is also a great reminder of what I had planned to make.
To make your own just print out this free file (I always print on cardstock), place in a frame and fill in with a dry erase marker! I’m excited to get these extra-fine tip markers because I think they’ll work better for this purpose. I’ve seen a few of these online but couldn’t find anything that was really my style (or that was just black and white) so if you’re a more colorful person you can write on this menu with different colored dry erase markers, or just search for weekly menu printables online!
I put mine in a larger 16×20 frame, but an 8×10 works too.
Mine is now hung in this small walkway between my kitchen and the hall. A perfect spot that’s not necessarily on display for regular guests but someplace we walk by every day. Do you have some sort of menu displayed in your house?
This is such a great idea! I love the idea of this to save from all the paper menus we have floating around our kitchen!
Yes! We are loving having ours!
thank you for sharing. love the simplicity.
You’re so welcome!