I really enjoy cooking. I really enjoy baking. My kitchen is where you will always find me. And the laundry room, but my laundry woes is a whole other post.
Each week I write-up a meal plan for my sweet family of six. My days are already filled with chaos, so having meals thought out and written down makes the “witching hour” (aka; when the older 2 kids come home from school) less stressful.
As far as breakfast goes, I let them have whatever they want. But, options are limited. For example; cereal, oatmeal, eggs, pancakes, waffles and/or a fruit. I usually make a whole batch of pancakes and waffles and freeze them.
Lunch; I really don’t have a lunch plan, since 2 out of the 4 are in school 5 days a week, and the other 2 are in school two days a week. Really, no need for one.
But dinner must be a well planned out meal. We are trying not to have a take-out during the week. *we don’t go out to eat, because we have 4 kids, and, well, really, do I need to explain?* So, here are some meal varieties I make for dinner.
But, to add more variety, make the meals, Italian, Mexican, Asian and American. I know, so simple,easy, nothing new,but, this is what works for me and my family. Simple.
In a next post I will share some of the websites I like to use that make meal planning easier to plan. Until then, click here, to find out what we are having tonight.