Keep menu plans simple by using the same 30 recipes each month. One day each month (or how ever often you choose) can be open to try out a new recipe. Works well if recipes are written out on notecards and kept in a file box or written down in a binder and in page protectors.
Saves time and money and you don't have to feel like you need to reinvent dinner. Most families have favorite recipes, anyway. This can create memories for kids, too. Kids will be able to pass along signature recipes from one generation to another.