Seeded Bagels from Alana Chernila's Homemade Kitchen Cookbook- which I highly recommend!
I put strong value in family dinners. It is a time that our whole family can connect, sit down together, have conversation and share a meal.
I do not want to portray the illusion that every family dinner in our household is calm and blissful. Nor do I want to brush aside the effort it takes to plan, prepare, and time everything so that it works with a busy family's schedule.
I do want to emphasize that, however, that this habit, has paved the way for daily family connection in our family. As much as it is a chore, the benefits make it all worth it.
I know too, the opportunity to spend this time with my four children around our family table is fleeting. My children are growing up quickly. I want to share this experience with them.
To make this happen I take some time each week for meal planning, which I am choosing to share with you as well!
I hope you get some inspiration by what I post. Regardless, this practice is beneficial for me, as it is creating a database of dinner ideas (all you have to do is click on the meal planning category tag on the sidebar to see all my posts on this topic).
I also value your feedback and appreciate your ideas and inspiration as well!
On the family agenda this week: No School Monday & after school ski practices are done for the season!
Our weeknight family meal plan - February 18-22
Monday: Homemade Bagel Sandwiches & Tomato Soup
Tuesday: Sheet Pan Pork Loin Supper & Brown Rice
need: baby potatoes, pork loin, onion, Brussel Sprouts, brown Rice
need: cooked chicken, celery, carrots, stock, dried parsley, noodles
Thursday: Something New!!! Cornbread Waffles with Chili Fixings
need: ground venison, chili beans, canned tomatoes, sour cream, cornbread & the waffle iron
Friday: Chicken Tender Ceasar Wraps
need: tortillas, frozen chicken tenders, romaine lettuce, caesar dressing,
Weekday Lunches: Calzones!! I have been making a big batch (18+) calzones on weekends for school lunches and second suppers for my growing children (and husband). I originally thought they would make it through the week. They have been gone by Tuesday. Calzones are working for our family. I am finding making a double batch of pizza dough, rolling out balls of dough, filling and baking them into calzones is a satisfying and cost effective way to feed my family. I am going to be experimenting (and sharing) the variations I create from week to week in this space as well.
Calzones of the week: Peanut Butter and Jelly!
Have great week friends!