Here's a quick little tidbit for anyone just starting out with menu planning.
Don't get all fancy-schmancy your first few times out there. Start with recipes or meals that you already make well. Maybe make a list of your standby tried-and-trues to refer to. Then as you get more comfortable making a plan, then start incorporating some new recipes.
Remember- menu planning is all about saving you TIME and MONEY. It's not supposed to cause stress and anxiety.