Inspired by Jennifer at Momma Made It Look Easy, I'm giving meal planning a whirl. When it was just the kids and me for the past months and months and months we ate very bare bones. It was cheaper and easier. They were more thrilled with a box of Kraft Mac than a crockpot roast.
Now that we are together again and Big Yankee is able to come home for dinner most nights we are trying to get back in the cooking habit. I started by listing the family favorites that everyone loves. If we go a week without tacos there would be a rebellion of epic proportion.
I am addicted to food porn so I scoured my Pinterst boards and various recipe sites like Allrecipes and Food Network to get some ideas. We have some picky eaters here so slowly introducing new foods works well for us. When we have grilled burgers the grown-ups might have pepper jack cheese, salsa and sliced avacados on theirs while the kids have a basic cheeseburger.
I only did two weeks at a time because I get bored easily and it works better for us.
July 6-tacos/taco salad, refried beans
July 7- grilled burgers, cucumber tomato salad, mashed taters, corn on the cob
July 8- tortellini with alfredo pesto and salad
July 9- Frank's Hot baked meatballs, baked seasoned fries, applesauce
July 10- shrimp/chicken fried rice, frozen eggrolls
July 11- chocolate chip pancakes and bacon (Big Yankee cooks)
July 12- tacos/grilled shrimp tacos, corn and black bean salad
July 13- bacon cheesebruger roll up, corn, baby carrots
July 14- French toast, sausage/bacon (Chef Big Yankee in da house!)
July 15- frozen pizza (didn't happen as we were locked out of garage and freezer so we ordered Papa Murphy's instead)
July 16- crockpot chili, cornbread
July 17- spicy grilled chicken, zuuchini, pasta salad, baby carrots
July 18- bday dinner out- Peanut's pick
July 19- French toast, sausage/bacon (Big Yankee cooks)
What are some of your favorite family meals? What are your go-to sites for recipes and inspiration?