Menu Planning – A Monthly Plan

This week’s menu plan (listed below the table) is the last from my bulk planning session last month. As we are still on school holidays, I thought I would take the opportunity with the extra time and menu plan ahead for the next month.

In a previous post on my menu planning process I detail the steps that I take to menu plan in bulk. An outcome of this process is a matrix of activity and meal requirements for each day of the week. For the up coming month the table below illustrates what the matrix looks like and how it will shape the weekly menu plans:

Meal Type
Monday Gymnastics 4pm – 5pm Morning Preparation
Tuesday Swimming 5.30pm – 6pm Meal for two nights
Wednesday Footy 5.30pm – 6.45pm Left Overs
Thursday Free – Yey! Rice Combo
Friday Footy 4.30pm – 5.30pm Pasta
Saturday Free Self Serve Style Meal
Sunday Footy Meat and Veg


I am interested to see how others go about menu planning. How far ahead do you go? Do you have a process for your menu planning in bulk?

Family Menu Plan For The Week

Baking: 100s Of Biscuits

Monday: Pasta With Chicken and Spinach

Tuesday: Porcupine Meatballs

Wednesday: Beef Stir Fry with Asian Greens

Thursday: Creamy Chicken and Tomato Stew

Friday: Left Overs

Saturday: Souvlakis

Sunday: Sausages And Steamed Vegetables