I have been menu planning for years. It is one of the many ways I cope with my crazy schedule. I like to plan at least a week at a time, but I prefer a fortnight, or even a month. That way I can make my grocery list and I'll have everything I need in the house for each meal I've planned. When I'm busy I just recycle my grocery list and menu plan from fortnight to fortnight or month to month.
Recently I was finding that having to refer to a handwritten list, or a note on the computer, was becoming a problem. I kept forgetting to check it early enough in the day to defrost meat etc. so now I am using Google calendar for my menu plan.
Now I have added an additional calendar that is purely for menus. So each morning when I look at my calendar I can simultaneously look at what is planned for dinner. I am loving this.
Do you menu plan? What tools do you use to help you?