My journey toward a peaceful, organized family, home and life!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Google Housework Calendar

As mentioned in this post, I also started using Google Calendar to track my housework and home maintenance. For now, I am tracking the kids' chores (ex: dusting) on a different calendar.

I have not listed daily things, such as dishes, sweeping the kitchen and laundry. Only weekly, monthly and quarterly things are included. I will be keeping this on the sidebar as well.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Google Menu Planning

Whew, it's been over a month since I posted here!

Even though I haven't completed or perfected my menu plan, I had to share my discovery!

Amy over at ManiakMadness posted regarding menu planning using Google Calendar. Uh, genius!!!

It was a chore for me to make up my menu plans on a weekly and (once) biweekly basis. My intent was to eventually have enough family favorites to come up with a rotating monthly plan. I hadn't gotten around to doing anything like it, though.

Enter: Google Calendar.

I won't reiterate Amy's marvelous post but allow me to show you my self-perpetuating menu plan!

I still have to put in recipe details and fill in a few gaps but the updated calendar will always be available on my sidebar.

My personal version of the Menu Plan calendar is color-coded: red = beef, yellow = chicken, green = vegetarian, blue = other (pork, sausage, pizza, etc.) and aqua = new recipe. If a new recipe is incorporated into the cycle, the color will be changed appropriately.

My menu plan loosely follows this schedule:

Monday = Mexican
Tuesday = Vegetarian
Wednesday = Chicken
Thursday = try something new!
Friday = Family Fav
Saturday = frozen pizza (I work these days and hubby's in charge of dinner)
Sunday = slow cooker (until 2013)

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on using Google Calendar for my housework!!