|What's for dinner mom?|
I'm finally recovered from not having our dinner group. Check out the link for more info on that idea. It was just so nice to have one meal of the week to worry about. But alas I now enjoy cooking dinner daily on a much smaller scale.
Before a couple months ago, I would spend an hour or two writing in the dinners I wanted to cook for that month. This was a monthly project and took too much time! So I decided to try a monthly calendar that doesn't change. To choose the meals, I started by asking each of my kids, what dinners they enjoy the most. I put that into the menu plan then I asked my husband to choose some of his favorites. Then I plugged in other meals we enjoy and whalla I had a monthly plan that has been working for a few months now. I love not having to guess what we are going to eat. We are eating a variety of meals and ones that my kids enjoy and eat. I thought I would get tired of the same meals but I'm really not. I planned six weeks. The meals that are on those first and sixth weeks don't always get made depending on what day of the week starts the month out. So figure that in, maybe some of your not so favorite meals here or ones that take more care. I also allow for flexibility depending on time I have to cook and what is available in my pantry. Here is a link to view our dinner meals. It may just give you an idea for your next dinner creation. Happy Cooking! Remember "All great change in America begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan