Treat Tuesday #36 – Menu Calendar
Today’s Treat is, you guessed it, a Menu Calendar! Just as I promised. You can use Velcro dots or Magnets. I am so in love with this new Menu Calendar, it’s perfect for me. I designed it using several LetteringDelights’ digital graphic products. Super cute!!!! I sure hope you gals like it too. Now I will have to plan my meals.
In this month’s Visiting Teaching message Julie B Beck said, “I asked several bishops what self-reliance skills the sisters in their wards needed most, and they said budgeting. Women need to understand the implications of buying on credit and not living within a budget. The second skill bishops listed was cooking.” I chose to focus on the 2nd skill for this printable! Here’s the quote from this month’s Visiting Teaching Message which I included on the calendar, to remind us why we’re doing this, everyday.
“Meals prepared and eaten at home generally cost less, are healthier, and contribute to stronger family relationships.” Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president.
Here’s the finished Calendar with the menu tiles and sample 4×6 recipe.
Download VT Printable Sheet:
Download this week’s Menu Calendar/Planner & Menu Tiles for Visiting Teachers by clicking either the links to the left or images below. The menu tiles have really basic and generic meal names. So you can either use them and make your meals the way you usually like them or just make your own tiles. I just figured I’d give you a head start. Some good ones include: Leftovers, chicken & rice, indian meal, latin meal, pizza, BBQ, raviolis, etc…
Picture Instructions: (click on the pictures to enlarge them)
- Print Calendar in color on white cardstock.
- Print Menu Tiles in Black and White on white cardstock.
- Optional: Trim all 4 sides of white edges off the calendar.
- Laminate the calendar.
- Add a 4.5″x6.5″ piece of clear plastic or possibly cut an album page which can fit a 4×6 picture.
- Adhere your plastic strip onto the “4×6 recipe here” area so that your 4×6 recipes can slide in and out easily from the slot. (Change recipe cards often when you are doing each recipe.) There are tiles which include the 6 recipes which I provided here.)
- Add Velcro dots or little Magnetic strips to the calendar in the middle of the “weekly brown squares.” I used the hard velcro dots on the calendar.
- Trim the Menu Tiles on the gray dotted lines so you end up with little menu squares.
- Add the soft velcro dots to the backs of the little menu tile squares.
- Add Magnet Strips to the back of the Calendar. (I added 2, one towards the top part and one towards the bottom.)
- Ready to gift or keep for yourself. It’s actually easier to make more than 1 at a time just so you can get it done all at once.
- Start using your calendar ASAP!
BTW I really hope this makes sense. Comment if you have any questions.
Digital Scrapbook Graphics used from LetteringDelights.com. Seriously the cutest digital products ever and perfect for this menu calendar/planner. I just love all of their stuff. I could design using their stuff all day long. Already made Valentine’s Day treat topper downloads here.
February Visiting Teaching Kit by Pioneer Party Gift & Copy – If you’ve ever gone to Pioneer Party you’ll see just how creative Emily and her gals are. There’s not just Visiting Teaching gifts, there’s gifts for all sorts of occasions and even just to let the sisters know you’re thinking of them on “off” days. I wish I worked there! This month’s kit is a brown paper bag gift with a cool word collage printed on photo paper which your sisters can tack up onto their mirror or fridge, to keep them thinking of the message all month long. It’s of course Red, Pink and White to match this month’s holiday but also includes the complete message as well as a quote from Pres. Hinckley which my husband loves to quote.