I did it. I finished my meal plan for all of 2013! Woohoo! I just need to print out the recipes and put them in my binder. My 1st goal, without much motivation, was to complete it by January 1st . Make sense right?! But, that didn't happen, so my 2nd goal was January 15th. Again, that goal didn't happen. I finished it a few days ago, and I already did have January through July completed before January 1st, so I have still been following (kind-of) my January plan. We have had a lot of meals with our extended family, so I haven't cooked a ton this year. I know that will change. I'll get my pictures up of my 2013 Meal Planner soon. I hope to complete it by this week. :) It's been a great challenge that I know will save me a great deal of time this year! And I think the best thing about this idea happens to be that I can repeat this plan each year with only minor changes of new recipes we didn't like, adding new recipes we want to try, or changing around my theme on different days (depending on changed schedules in the future). I love this.
Here's to phase 1 of purposeful planning!!