I have really been trying to simplify my life. I really do have a lot going on.
One area (thanks to the suggestion of my husband) that I decided to simplify is dinner. I decided everyone with the exception of the 4 year old has an assigned night to cook dinner. They each have to get their recipes to me by Monday mornings, so that I can grocery shop on Tuesdays. Our dinner week actually goes from Wednesday to Tuesday. So here is our last weeks plan.
Tuesday: I ordered Pizza. I traded one of my kids that I would cook dinner if he would clean my bathroom. Score!
Wednesday: Crock pot Chicken Curry. This was a freezer meal I had in the freezer. It is what my brother chose for his meal. I think he cheated.
Thursday: We had softball games so I made a tacos.
Friday: My daughter chose to do a campfire and roast hot dogs for her meal. We were supposed to do it on Saturday, but since it was an 80% chance of rain that day we moved it to a day early.
Saturday: I wasn’t able to make a big Easter dinner like I wanted so I did it on Saturday. We had Ham, Potatoes and Green Beans.
Sunday: We were supposed to have Hash Brown Casserole, and I changed it to BBQ Chicken and Poutine.
Monday: My son is supposed to cook Sloppy Joes and Veggies.
Tuesday: I will do the Hash Brown Casserole.
Giving me 3 days off cooking and one of my other days I have my 9 year old help me. As well as I have a small stock of freezer meals, from the freezer meal club I am in, I am getting a handle back on things.
Check out how others have been menu planning here.