Reader Request: Meal Planner

Hi everyone!  This post is coming out a couple of days late.  I’ve been fighting a nasty sinus headache for the last few days, and it has made it almost impossible to get anything done.  But I’m back, and eagerly hoping this is the last bit of this cold, because it has been brutal.

So, on Wednesday I said that my WWFY (What Works for You) post was inspired by this month’s Reader Request.  I think this one was LONG over due.  Here is what Mel wrote:


“I don’t know if this will qualify as a request, but I think you should redo your weekly meal planner.  It could just be my printer, but the colors print very dark and they make it hard to see what I’ve written.  I mostly use the dinner column, breakfast and lunch aren’t things we plan, but that is just our family.”


Well, of course that qualifies as a request.  I was a little perplexed by the color comment though.  I checked out my copy of the meal planner, and it looked fine … in grey scale.  I don’t honestly remember ever seeing my meal planner printed in color.  Well, first things first, I printed it out …. and promptly decided that I’ll be redoing that one next month.  But Mel said something else in her email that I wanted to address, mainly because I’m sort of the same way.  I don’t plan breakfasts and lunches for each and every day.  So after exchanging a few emails, asking some more questions,  here is the new meal planner I came up!


free printable, meal planning, home management binder

Weekly Meal Planner

Like many of the printables on this little ole blog, I kept it simple.  Mel told me that she likes to have room to reference what, if any, recipes she’ll be using for dinner that night, so I chose to make this one portrait in orientation.  This allows each dinner box to have some extra room.  Mel also mentioned that breakfast, lunch, and snacks aren’t really items she plans, but having a place to list out her ideas would be good, so I made sure to include space for that too.  Then end result was a simple, non-color saturated meal planner.

 I love whipping up printables for you!  It is so much fun, and getting to work with you,  getting to know you a little, is such an honor.  You all make this hobby of mine something that I get to share instead of just something I do for myself!  Thank you!  For reading, for printing, for pinning, for just being here!  Each and every one of you ROCK!!!!

Hope you are having an awesome weekend!  I’ll be back tomorrow with more HMB printables!

Do  you plan your meals?  Do you just sort of wing it?


    • says

      Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for letting me know the link isn’t working. Normally you just click the picture, but we had some issues last week, and now for some reason the pictures in the posts aren’t linking right. I’m working on it as fast as I can. In the mean time, I’ve added it to the Home Mangement Page. You can find it under the Printable tab, and it WILL download from there. I double checked!
      I hope you like it! Thanks again for letting me know it wasn’t working and for stopping by!

    • says

      All fixed! If you click on the picture of the meal planner it should either open the PDF in a new window, or open up a download dialog box for you, depending on your browser, operating system, and all that other wonderful stuff! Thanks again!!!
      I hope you’re having a fabulous day!


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