On the menu board for the week of February 18th:If you're anything like me, you often fight the "what's for dinner" battle. I LOVE to cook at home, but it does take a little bit of planning. Defrosting meat or picking up produce or making sure that you have a side dish, there's quite a bit that goes into planning a family dinner. I've tried half-a-dozen different solutions but I've finally stumbled onto a system that works for me. I sit down and plan out a month's worth of meals at a time. And then each week, I write the menu on our chalkboard wall next to the fridge. I defrost any meat that we need and make a list of produce to pick up from the grocery store.
Monday: chicken taquitos - No special recipe here. But I have to thank Dr. & Melanie Bellinger who taught me you just have to heat up the corn tortillas a bit more so that they don't fall apart when you're rolling them. :)
Tuesday: breakfast tacos with chorizo, country potatoes, and fruit
Wednesday: pork fried rice - Wednesdays are our fast dinner nights. So I'll cook the brown rice of Tuesday night and slice the pork thin. Then when I get home on Wednesday night, all I have to do it throw everything together.
Thursday: alfredo mac & cheese - My kiddos wouldn't have anything to do with alfredo until I called it white mac & cheese. :) I substitute the cream for 2% milk - yummo!
Friday: almost always pizza night in our house. But I found this adorable idea on Pinterest and so this Friday will be Angry Bird pizza night! Check out the idea here.
Saturday: grilled brats
Sunday: copycat Chik-fil-a nuggets. This is a new recipe for me and I'll let you know how it goes... Check out the recipe here.
My plan is to post my menu plans each week. I think it will help me stay organized and if it can help someone else tackle their what's for dinner battle then that's awesome too!