It was a hit! Pictured above are the chili and cornbread waffles that I tried last week.
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: Nordic Ski Team Banquet (a night off of cooking!). I'm sharing Friday this mama is taking off for a girl's weekend
Our weeknight family meal plan - February 25-March 1
Venison Sloppy Joe Noodles - I will be using a variation of this recipe.
need: ground venison, egg noodles, onion, garlic, brown sugar, tomato sauce canned tomatoes
Fried Rice with Orange Chicken & wontons
need: rice, egg, frozen peas and carrots, Aldi's frozen orange chicken, frozen wontons
Chicken Tacos, Spanish Rice and Chips
need: cooked chicken, tomatoes, avocado, black olives, lettuce, Spanish rice mix, tortilla chips
Chicken Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries
need: Frozen Chicken Burgers, buns and sweet potatoes
extra meals to have on hand for the daddy when the mama's on her girl's weekend:
- extra batch of beef stew (in the freezer)
- frozen pizzas
Weekday Lunches: Homemade Mac and Cheese!! I made a huge batch with some cheese I needed to use up.
Have great week friends!