I have a confession to make: my meal planning skills are horrendous. This one is easy to blame on my children. It is a proven fact that the more time you spend preparing a nice meal, the greater chance there is of your toddler declaring said meal to be “yucky” and then demand chicken nuggets from the freezer. Plus, we’re not really at the age where I get to put my foot down and tell them to eat. We’re more so still in the phase where you’re just happy that your toddler is eating anything other than raisins and lint from between the couch cushions. Just keepin’ in real here.
So, combine my meal planning skills with a couple of toddlers who have a 50% chance of eating whatever I make anyway, and you don’t have a recipe for success.
Enter: my new Meal “Plan” Chalkboard Clipboard.
This project is a combination of two of my favorite crafting supplies: dollar clipboards and chalkboard paint. No, I haven’t yet grown tired of people covering everything under the sun in chalkboard paint!
After three thin coats of paint, my project was complete.
I also added a magnetic strip to the back, so I could keep my clipboard on the fridge.
There you have it. A super quick and simple dollar store craft to help keep you organized!
I opted to use a simple piece of paper to keep my weekly meals in order, but I’ll likely end up just using it as a regular old chalk board in the near future.
Now, can someone please let my toddlers know about this new plan? Perhaps suggest to them that this meal plan thing would go a whole lot smoother if they ate what was served to them on the first try? 🙂
Happy meal planning everyone!