Menu planning is one of the biggest time savers and money savers. When you plan ahead you can defrost, chop or put in a crockpot before dinner time. It saves the looking around the house for what to eat when it seems like there is "nothing to eat".
If you have no time to plan menus, then try my simplest menu planning method.
And here is my weekly menu planning binder. Sometimes I use that. Other times I just jot it on the back of an envelope and put it on the fridge.
And here is another idea.
That’s the great thing about menu planning. It can be simple and messy. Or it can be a big production if you love doing it. Or it can be in between.