February 5, 2016


How I Plan for Meals | Bride in the Kitchen

Starting out as a bride trying to plan meals was truly a sad joke.  I sort of made a list of what I needed but I always forgot something or changed my mind about what I wanted to cook and ended up going back to the grocery store way more than I wanted to.  On the other end of the spectrum, I would often buy to much or it would go to waste because I wasn’t organized enough.  Raise your hands up ladies if this is you . .

Fast forward a few years and I started making a menu and grocery list on Wednesday nights to help make our lives easier and insure that my poor husband doesn’t eat the same thing three times in a row.

As a wedding photographer, there are nights that I am working late and Jason has to take over on cooking duty (he is really good at it) so this makes knowing what the massive amount of vegetables in the fridge are actually for.

The other fantastic thing that we came across early in our marriage is an App called Shopping List by Werner Freytag.  We can share the list with each other and if I think of something throughout the day, I already have my list with me.  Feel free to nab the jpg file here or download it for your own personal use.  Happy Planning.


Menu Planner PDF for Download


For more of my Bride in the Kitchen Series check out the following links.  Do you have a Kitchen related question as a new bride?  We would love to help you out.  Leave a comment below.

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  1. Mahlia | Ivory Door Studio

    February 6th, 2016 at 5:24 am

    This is such a fun blog entry. I love the downloadable meal planner — it’s So pretty!!

  2. Ashley Durham

    February 9th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    What a pretty PDF for meal planning!

  3. Sara

    February 9th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    If I cooked, I’d be all over this! 🙂

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