Many days I think Brad wishes that Mom had never introduced me to the lovely website Pinterest. So far it has created many projects that I want to complete (and lots of them require Brad to do some sort of work for them). Below is one of the first projects I attempted. I created this menu board using a 12×12 frame (turns out the one I bought was 12.5×12.5), scrapbook paper, and vinyl letters cut from my cricut machine.
It works great; each Sunday I use dry erase marker to write what we are having each night for dinner and then pull out the appropriate items from the freezer. A couple months ago we bought an upright freezer off craigslist and filled it with frozen fruit, Zaycon chicken and a bunch of other random beef/meat. If you haven’t heard of Zaycon before they sell various meats nationwide for great prices. Their biggest event is their national chicken sale where you get 40 pounds for about $1.50/lb. If you are interested in learning more, go here.
Anyways, back to the menu board. For the most part, I’ve been pretty good at following the schedule, this past week the only time it was different was when Brad’s business partners came for dinner on Tuesday and on Thursday when Brad ended up working til 9PM. It has helped plan our meals a lot so that I know what to pull out of the freezer and for evenings when Brad gets home before me he knows what to start cooking. Now just to remember to marinate the food the night before :)
Stay tuned for other Pinterest creations…