The simple answer is 7 dinners. For the real planner the answer is 7 dinners, 7 lunches (plus 5 school lunches) and of course 7 breakfast meals. But for now, lets stick with 7 dinners.
Plan it. The easiest way to start planning is to pull out your calendar, planner/datebook and take a look at the week ahead. You know that you will eat dinner 7 times but will you be going out to eat that week? Have friends or family coming over? Going to a party or gathering where you need to bring a side dish, etc. Know what you are planning for
Make your shopping list. Save time and make your grocery list while you plan your meals. It will save you time and trips to the store if you do it all at once. And it’s super nice having all the ingredients you need for your meals in your house. No more running to the store to pick up two items and coming out with ten! See, it helps the wallet too.
Out of sight, out of mind. Find a good spot for your meal list. Here are some adorable ideas on how to post your weekly meals.