I've been using Pinterest to meal plan for years. I love that both Sweet Husband and I can look from anywhere and see what our dinner options are, and it keeps any recipes I need suitably bookmarked.
But, as the kids are starting to participate in more evening activities, my old "put it all the options on the board at random and pick whatever we feel like each night" approach has gotten hard to keep straight.
If we forget and eat the crock-pot meal on Sunday, then I'm hosed on Tuesday when we have to have something ready the moment we walk in the door in order to make Scouts on time. If we eat the pantry based meal on Monday, then we end up having to order a pizza on Thursday when the fresh greens for our more veggie-based meal have wilted to slime. Add in the bits of recipe writing/testing I do--which usually has to be done during daylight hours for photography purposes--and my brain was really getting scrambled.
But, did you know that you can divide Pinterest boards into sections now?!?
Maybe I'm the last to jump on this bus, but last week I went through and divided my "Dinner This Week" board into seven separate sections--Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday...and so forth.
Now I can put the meals exactly where they go, and even edit the title of each section as I meal plan every week--e.g. "WEDNESDAY (Dance class)"--to help me remember what's going on. And it's really easy to move things around if the plan needs to change. And, and it's also really easy to add in other meals when events dictate. (I don't meal plan for breakfast or lunch unless it's a special occasion, but it's nice to have an organized spot to stick those thoughts when needs must.)
I think this might be the best thing that's happened to me since Dillions Clicklist.