I use a meal planner similar to this every week. I find it extremely helpful. I'm a VERY unorganized person but if I don't plan meals every week grocery shopping is a disaster. I decided to make my own (little bit cuter) version of the meal planner I usually use.
Feel free to download it here and use it too!
I also made recipe cards and wanted to share with you. You can click here to download the pdf (go ahead, it's free!) and for best results print on card stock.