Do you menu? I don’t usually, but since I know that last year I seemed to not be able to cook many decent meals for my family because of my job and we always seemed to be scrounging, I decided to try something different.
So… I asked the kids for their 4 favorite meals and I would incorporate them in to a months worth of meals. Some of the meals I will prepare, some (on days I’m not home early enough) others will have to prepare or finish. September is done. I have figured out what items I needed and went to the grocery store and got all necessary ingredients. Only a few “fresh” items will need picked up at the beginning of some weeks to complete the meals.
There are some blank days for leftovers or for when we are at the football games/band shows. Or maybe we’ll go out.
Best laid plans…. If September works, I’ll do it again in October.
The menu starts on September 3 after we get back from the weekend of camping at Wanake.
Sept. 3: Parmesan chicken, mashed potatoes, corn
Sept. 4: crockpot beef and noodles (someone else will make the noodles)
Sept. 5: pasta and meatballs (someone else will make)
Sept. 6: football game
Sept. 7: Italian Chicken, rice, and brocolli
Sept. 8: blank
Sept. 9: Pancakes/Waffles and bacon (someone else will make)
Sept. 10: Hotdog rollups & beans (someone else will make)
Sept. 11: Crockpot
Sept. 12: Chicken Fries & Fries (someone else)
Sept. 13: football
Sept. 14: Cavalcade
It seems like a lot of “someone else will make” on there, but most of those days I’m not getting home till after 5pm. So by telling everyone what is for supper, they can make it. If they wait for me, it will be late and I will be crabby and tired and maybe not as likely to want to cook (oh, yeah, that is what happened most of last year). The “someone else will make” meals are very simple and even the 11 year old could make them, so one should be able to assume that between the 17 year old, 14 year old, 11 year old, and 51 year old, “SOMEONE” will make dinner. My money is on the 11 year old. 🙂