I actually meal plan for a month...and we are learning to shop 1-2 weeks at a time. My months differ. I have no rhyme or reason to how I plan. I do however let my girls and SO each choose one meal a month that they may want and I fit it in. The usual requests are mac and cheese with hot dogs, my spinach casserole, and the most recent request was for stuffed shells. I do however make 2 crockpot meals a week. We have a friend who has been eating with us recently and is begging for my recipes...hes a man and lives alone. I think its cheaper for him to eat with us once in a while.