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!
------Our weeknight family meal plan - April 1-5------
need: ground pork, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, coconut milk, pineapple juice, lime juice, avocado
need: soup, good bread, cheese, & pears
Venison Chili and Cornbread Waffles
need: ground venison, canned tomatoes, chili beans, shredded cheese, cornbread
Spaghetti and Meatballs, garlic bread and Caesar Salad
Crescent Dough Veggie Pizza
need: my go-to crescent dough recipe from this cookbook, veggie dip, cheese, veggies (broccoli, carrots, onion, radishes)
weekday lunches: calzones
Have great week friends!