Meal Planning

Since I've begun my "duties" as a stay at home momma and wife, I've also begun meal planning. Before, we cooked kind of randomly and ate out a lot, but I am now making a strong effort to cook more at home. 
Earlier this week, I put together a list of all of the meals that we like to eat and went and bought everything I need. I'm currently planning a week of meals at a time, but have enough ingredients for about two weeks. I figure shopping every two weeks is the most manageable. 
I'm really excited about meal planing and sharing the recipes that I cook with all of you. I think it's a great move for us financially and is certainly a lot healthier than fast food all of the time. 

I'm currently using this super cute (and FREE!) menu planner from Sweet Bella Roos. You can go here to download the planner. And if you have a spare moment, check out Emily's blog. She's a fellow Texan and fellow firefighter wife! I am loving her blog.

Do any of you meal plan for your family? 
Any tips for a new meal planner? 
Any recipes that I must try?