Making a Meal Plan That Works

In The Happy Kitchen classes, we talk about meal planning a lot, and one idea that keeps coming up is that meal planning is more than just a list of meals to eat--it's also your shopping list and your to-do list! For me, the shopping and cooking part comes easily, but I have a hard time remembering the "to-do" part--to take things out of the freezer, to soak the beans the night before, or to allow time for the stock to simmer. On this list I'd made, I circled those things to help remind me. What's the hardest part of meal planning for you?