I may not plan many things, but I’m a menu planner. Planning my dinners a week in advance helps save my sanity. I usually start with a few ideas and then sit down with my children to see if they have any thoughts or wishes. While I am the final decision maker, when I include my kiddos, they take ownership of the menu and tend to look forward to the meals. It’s not full proof, but it goes a long way in lessening dinner disputes.
We have a chalkboard wall in our kitchen and we post the weekly menus. Everyone knows what to expect. It cuts down on those last minute trips to the grocery store because we make the menus before our weekly trip. I’ve often had friends ask me about sharing our menus. I usually write our menus on Friday and today I thought why not share.
I try to cook enough to have leftovers some days, so we won’t usually have 7 meals listed over 7 days. This week we’ll be eating the following :
Tuesday- Red Beans and Rice with Salad and Cornbread
Thursday- Chicken Piccata
Friday- Something with Shrimp ( Every now and then I’m not super specific.)
My goal is to update the blog with recipes to go along with the menu throughout the week.
How do you plan your dinners?