When I plan my family’s meals there are a few things I like to take into account. First of all, I love cooking, but I cannot be overly ambitious because I have three kids aged five and younger. Second, I like to keep meals healthy. Third, we will eat leftovers once a week for dinner and often for lunch. And fourth, no matter how much I’m craving steak, if it’s not a good price we will not eat it!
At least once a week I like to plan a meal that the kids can help with. If we are home on a Friday night that is generally when such a meal is prepared. Keeping these things in mind, here is our meal plan for the next two weeks.
Saturday: red beans (with sausage) and rice with cornbread
Sunday: Artichoke and Mushroom Chicken with sauteed spinach
Monday: Spaghetti and Meatballs, focaccia and caesar salad
Tuesday: Skillet Chicken with Lemon, broccoli
Wednesday: Jerk Chicken and Caribbean Slaw
Friday: Fajitas and Beans
Saturday: Balsamic Braised Chicken with pasta and salad
Sunday: Baked BBQ chicken, homemade mac and cheese and a veggie (yet to be determined)
Monday: Italian Meatloaf and sauteed veggies
Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp skewers and veggies on the grill
Wednesday: Chuck wagon Chili with chips and cheese
Friday: Homemade pizza and Sensation Salad
Bethany and I will also bake some pumpkin muffins this week, because even though it’s 96 degrees outside, it is fall!