OK. That’s it. I’ve had enough.
I can’t possibly be a good mom, tote around a growing baby in my tummy, keep the house clean, home school the kids, stay on top of the laundry, write my blog, tell myself jokes, take naps AND still be expected to come up with what we are having for dinner every single day around here.
I’ll admit it. I have completely stopped using my VERY OWN meal planning sheet that I created and then try to sell to other people in my everydayMOM planner.
But you know what? I got that thing out, and it was pretty darned helpful, I must admit.
I would love to say that after watching Julie and Julia I was inspired to create some truly gourmet dinners for our family. But actually, I’m striving for bland.
I decided that instead of planning out a whole month’s worth of menus, we are going to eat the same exact thing every week. That’s right. Every Monday, for example, we are having taco salad. Fridays are home-made pizza.
Same goes for lunches. If it’s Tuesday, you better believe we are having chicken nuggets, pumpkin muffins and corn.
We are going to try this for one month until everyone in this family knows that Thursday is pot roast. And maybe, just maybe, if I can master seven lunches and seven dinners without ever wondering what we are going to eat next, we can start having something else once in a while.
So, speak now, my dear family, or hold your peace for one month. Here’s what’s for lunch and dinner (don’t laugh!):
Lunch: BLTs, fruit, yogurt
Dinner: Sloppy Joe sandwiches, chips, green beans
Lunch: Pizza, carrots and applesauce
Dinner: Taco salad, refried beans
Lunch: chicken nuggets, pumpkin muffins, corn
Dinner: Chicken in the crock pot, rice and steamed broccoli (I have a feeling my husband will have to work late on Tuesdays.)
Lunch: Sandwich wraps (tortilla with cream cheese, ham, cheese and whatever else you like… lettuce, avocado wrapped up and then sliced), fruit, cottage cheese
Dinner: Pasta with marinara or al fredo sauce, (grilled zucchini and tomatoes for me), garlic bread
Lunch: Tomato soup, crackers, grilled cheese
Dinner: Pot roast in crock pot with potatoes and carrots, rolls
Lunch: Plain pasta, bagels with cream cheese, veggies
Dinner: Homemade pizza, salad
Lunch: Hamburgers on grill or fish sticks, cantaloupe, baked beans
Dinner: Biscuits and gravy (I love breakfast for dinner!)
apples, pears, mandarin oranges, grapes, bananas
carrots, green pepper, cucumber slices
cheese sticks, vanilla yogurt with mix-ins
bagels, English muffins, Nutrigrain bars
There you have it. That’s what’s for dinner. And lunch. And snack.
Whew. Now I don’t have to think.
Please feel free to send me your ideas for next month. We might need a new rotation!