Over the weekend, I made a list of my go-to meals. We have most of the ingredients in the pantry, and I know at least 2 or 3 members of my family enjoy it. Then we all sat down as a family and planned our week's dinners out. Here's hoping for more variety, and less drama!
Sunday: Yellow Curry with potatoes and shrimp, served with rice (Curry paste recipe and entree recipe can be found here. I subbed peeled shrimp and boiled potatoes for the lobster.)
Monday: Turkey Pot Pie (It's bread day, so there will be bread available too.)
Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff (This will make good use of the mushrooms our CSA sent last week, and use up the rest of our sour cream.)
Wednesday: Black Bean- Chipotle Chili , served with rice
Thursday: Scrambled eggs and toast (Ernie's request- here's hoping our Egg Lady can meet me before Thursday!)
Friday: Church party
Saturday: Sushi (Ernie's request- I normally do a tuna/sesame/sweet chili sauce filling.)
What does your family do? Do you plan your meals in advance, go grocery shopping on Saturday, and sleep soundly at night knowing what your family will eat for the next 7 days? Do you dive headfirst into the cupboards or freezer at 5:30 hoping you can find another "ten-minute-meal" for your hungry horde? Make a vat of something every Monday and blithely assume you'll serve it ad nauseum to a willing and adoring family?
And, more importantly...what DOES your family eat?
Inquiring minds want to know!