"What's for dinner?"
I hear this statement every day. I have always been very organized with my meals and generally have always been able to answer this.
This year has been just weird. Everyone is on different schedules and this summer is just out of control. Stephen leaves the house at 6:30 a.m. and gets home at 1:00 p.m.. Dan leaves at 8:00 and doesn't get home until 6 p.m. Nathan's schedule is all over the place. Some days he works 1st shift and other days it's 2nd shift. CRAZY!!!!
In an attempt to at least get a plan in place, I decided to go back to writing out a weekly menu. This way, I'm not staring into my refrigerator at 4:00 p.m.and realizing I forgot to defrost something! I'm also thinking my crockpot needs to become my friend again. This way if I get dinner on in the morning, then everyone can eat when they are hungry.
Gone are the days when we all sit down together. That happens maybe once a week. So it's an adjustment.
Here is the plan for this week. Breakfast is mostly cereal because of the different schedules but I have made waffles and put them in the freezer to toast. I'm just listing dinner here because that is the meal giving me the most trouble. Of course, I'll have a couple of desserts as well.
Monday - Spicy potato soup, salad, homemade rye bread
Tuesday - Fresh tomato & basil pasta sauce over linguini, homemade Italian bread, salad
Wednesday - Salmon cakes, rice pilaf, corn bread, tossed salad
Thursday - Curried chicken, rice, fresh fruit salad, steamed broccoli
Friday - Homemade pizza (veggie or pepperoni), tossed salad
Saturday - Roast chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, homemade biscuits, steamed corn
Sunday - Leftovers