I love cooking dinner for my family. Often, dinner is the only meal of the day where we all eat together and I really treasure this family time. Some of our best family laughs arrive at the dinner table with the food as we hear about someone’s day. A meal plan, which is a simple task, makes each day go so much better….no fretting at 4 pm about what’s for dinner. One thing that really helps is if I do all the dinner prep in the morning so that later in the day I am just turning on the stove and/or oven and mixing a salad.
Monday-I had to work a Bingo for the skating club at 5pm and left the house at 4:15 pm. Hunter made pasta for herself and Ron made mini-pizzas for himself & Tyler. I had a cold salad plate at Bingo.
Tuesday- maple balsamic marinated chicken with rice, oven roasted sweet potato and steamed asparagus.
Wednesday-I made homemade waffles with an sliced apple topping for lunch. Ron and Tyler had hockey in the late afternoon and Hunter and I went to the movie….so we had tuna melts as people arrived home.
Thursday- seafood stuffed salmon with rice, green beans and carrots.
Friday-pork loin with baked potatoes, asparagus and carrots.
Sunday- shrimp and wild rice casserole with an apple pecan salad.
I also have a rule where I try a new recipe for dinner once a week. This keeps us from getting tired of the same meals and lends variety to our eating habits.