"What's for dinner?"

A few months ago when we had our kitchen painted, I had my painter-man do the top of the pantry door in chalk paint.
Can I just tell you how much I love this?

Sometimes we leave notes to each other, but the main function of the board is for menu planning. (And making me look über-organized when guests come over, which lately has been practically every day, but that's not important right now.)

I am that mother who gets a deer-in-the-headlights look when they asked the dreaded, "What's for dinner?" question. (When they ask is when I immediately remember that I was the one who forgot to take something out of the freezer and I then instantly feel guilty. I get over it pretty quickly, but that's not the point.)

So, I came up with the Chalkboard Menu Planner and now I am the hero again.
The best part is when one of them asks, "What's for dinner?" There's an instant response (not from me), "Just look on the board!" WIN.

Now, if I could just devise a scheme to have the laundry do itself....

Do you plan your menus? Tell me.

"What's for dinner?"

In case you're interested, here are some of the recipes (with pictures!) I will be using. I've shared these before in various places. Please click on the links.

Churrasco with Chimichurri

Roast Chicken

Stew - Carne con Papas

Tortilla Soup