I always have a general idea of what I am going to make over the next week. Food. Please don't ask me what the recipes will be or on what day which foods will finally hit the table! Loose. I keep my planning loose! When the time comes to actually prepare what is written on a menu plan, I either get lazy, creative, finicky or a combination of all three. I still enjoy making menu plans and grocery lists. Sometimes I even remember to take it with me!