One thing I have instituted now in my role as chief head cook is setting up a food rhythm. I can't believe how a simple schedule of foods has made meal planning SO easy. And my kids seem to be taking it really well and my husband well if it's ready to eat when he gets home from work I think it's good with him. I was worried that setting up a specific food for each day would seem limiting and hard to work around but it really is the exact opposite. I know what I am going to make because it's right there for me to see.
- Sunday is roasted meat, big family dinner with all the fixings-this not only brings us together to talk about our upcoming week but gives us leftovers to use for the rest of week
- Monday is rice
- Tuesday is pasta
- Wednesday is beans
- Thursday is soup
- Friday is cheese (pizza night most weeks!)
- Saturday is leftovers or crockpot dinner
I can't believe how such a very simple easy plan has made such a difference in our lives. Not only in having a ready answer for that dreaded "Hey what's for dinner mom?" question but for my peace of mind as well. I know what's for dinner every darn day and that to me is priceless.
Peace and Love--