Friday, October 28, 2011

Nightly Dinners

So, "Whats for Dinner tonight mom?" How many of us hear that on a daily basis or hourly basis . . .
Over the years I have come up with a solution that seems to work.
Mondays are always Breakfast for dinner - pancakes, French toast, Eggs, Omelets, Waffles, Oven Puff Pancake.
Tuesdays - something that is easy, can be eaten at various times, prepped early, it is Scout night and things get crazy  Pulled pork, Meatloaf, hot dogs,
Wednesdays-  This tends to be the big real meal of the week - roasted chicken etc..
Thursday - Pasta night plain pasta, ravioli, stuffed shells, Pasta with shrimp etc.. the options are endless
Friday - sandwiches/ go out/ depends on who is home, who is leaving early - gone . . .
Saturday - Pizza night- we make it here versus buying it unless crazy busy
Sunday- Soup night  or Baked potatoes with toppings and Salad. Easy Peasy make ahead and enjoy a lazy Sunday.

I also have a 8 week master meal rotation schedule that gives us lots of potential ideas for meals. I try on Sunday to sit down and sketch out the following week and tweak the upcoming week.  We record it on the calendar so that the kids know where to look.   What do you do?  Any good ideas?

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