One of my “unwritten News Years resolutions” was to take more initiative with menu planning. We actually started making a “meal plan” years and years ago–long before we had children. Back then my husband did about seventy-five percent of the cooking. I was working full time and home between 5:30 and 6. It made sense for him to make dinner since he was off work by 4. Since our oldest was born, it has been more fifty-fifty.
Grocery shopping and cooking has always been something he enjoys. I am forever grateful I have a “cooking partner” and someone who likes to venture into the grocery store with kids in tow. Now that our youngest is two and life is “less crazy” (though still chaotic), I feel like it is time for me to take more of the “meal planning” load under my wing. And hopefully teach my children some simple cooking skills in the process.
So I’m participating in Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday I am hoping it will give me some more ideas for meals. I feel like we have been in a “rut” the last few months. Between my husband’s gluten intolerance, my healthy eating/less fat kick, and kids who are afraid of casseroles–it is a challenge!
BTW – I am not doing breakfast & lunch. We usually have food in the house for those meals and they do not take much planning. I am also not including Sunday as the kids eat leftovers, frozen pizza, or mac and cheese. Rob and I always have dinner together after evening church and when the kids are in bed.
Monday: Oldest’s child’s President’s Day waffles (my daughter wants to make a simple meal for the family so we chose something easy i.e. waffles with fruit topping)
Tuesday: Broccoli cheese tortellini & gluten free noodles with broccoli for Rob
Wednesday: Chicken enchiladas with corn tortillas
Thursday: Sausage Stuffed Peppers
Friday: Mom’s Night Out for me! Rob will probably make something simple for the kids.
Saturday: Rob’s homemade pizza (he makes one regular pizza and another gluten free)
I am linking this to Menu Plan Monday