“What’s For Dinner?”

By on July 23, 2012

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.)

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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.

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


Originally posted on My Big, Fat Cuban Family.

About Marta Darby

Marta Darby is a Cuban-American mother, blogger, designer, scrapbooker, photographer, and cooker of Cuban food. She is passionate about sharing her stories on her popular blog, My Big, Fat, Cuban Family: http://www.mybigfatcubanfamily.com/. She lives with her husband, Eric in South Orange County, California in a cute suburban home with a white picket fence.

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“What’s For Dinner?”