I have been asked numerous times how I make my monthly menu plans. I was curious how others made theirs, so I googled it. (well, really, I swagbucksed it LOL) I think some people make menu planning a lot harder than it has to be. I don’t know about you, but I want to make my life as easy as possible. That’s one reason I meal plan. Taking 15 steps to do something that could be done in 5 seems silly to me.
Anyway. I already talked about how I make my weekly menus HERE. Making my monthly menu plan is just an extended version of that. First, I write list of numbers, the dates of the month. (you could use a calendar to make it easier, but for some reason that doesn’t work for me.) Then I go through my fridge, freezers, and pantry to see what has to be used up, like right now. Things that have been in there the longest. Maybe there is some veggies in the fridge that are starting to look rough. I’ll add some kind of stir fry to the list. That steak has been in there awhile, it goes somewhere on the menu too.