I am not the cook, Ben is, so usually he comes home from work and I ask, “What’s for dinner?” It takes us awhile to figure it out and it really makes us waste a bit of time and we eat too many frozen meals from Trader Joe’s. One of the things we always wanted to get better at is meal planning. This is my attempt. Every thursday, in this space, I will post the following week’s menu and I will also recap the flavors of the meals cooked from that week. This will give us (and you) the weekend to get the needed groceries and be more prepared for family dinners for the coming week. The links I put will be healthy, I am married to a dietitian after all, and will sometimes be new recipes to me, so I can’t guarantee on flavor.
Family meals are important because we all get to sit together and talk about our day, so I want to be more efficient with this time we are given.
Week of 1/16 through 1/20:
Monday – Dawn’s Scampi (I love scampi, but don’t eat it cause of all the oil, this sounds like a good alternative)
Tuesday – Oven fried chicken (sounds good and not fried, but make sure note preparations as you need to let it marinade a bit)
Wednesday – Monday’s leftovers
Thursday – Tuesday’s leftovers
Friday: Pizza night (or something like that)
Obviously, I haven’t really covered the vegetable dish for these days (or weekend meals for that matter), but this is a good start for now. This will be a work in progress. Also, I will be sure to be making more so that we could eat left overs during the week too. A new meal every night is a bit adventurous, so I will be starting slow with just two official cooked meals next week. What do you think? Anyone else want to try this out with me?