What's For Dinner???
Why is this such a dreaded question? It's dreaded because most of the time it's an after-thought that you think about close to 4-5pm when you know it's time for your dear hubby to walk in the door. It's the dreaded question because nothing has been PLANNED and nothing has been taken out of the freezer.
You know that your not going to be able to feed your family something "INTENTIONALLY" well-thought out and delicious. So now it's a mad dash to see what you can thaw out quickly, what you can add with it, or worse -- what you can order out -- you know the drill.
We all know the saying:
I do make weekly meal plans, but lately our household has changed a bit due to changes with both my husband and I. My husband has been pretty much on his own with his dinner, by choice. He comes home and has a taste for eggs, so he will make eggs. Or he has a taste for salad only or a smoothie -- so he pretty much is self-sufficient when it comes to making his own dinner.
But in my mind -- I like to have something prepared just in case he does not "FEEL" like coming home and thinking about what to eat. He has told me not to concern myself with fixing him anything -- but being a women, wife, nurturer -- it's my duty to concern myself about these types of things (at least I've told that to myself :-).
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Also, lately me and the hubby have been laying off of meat. So in my mind you have to be really creative with what you are going to prepare. So I find myself planning twice -- something for me (and hubby -- just in case he wants to eat what I've prepared) and a meal for the boys because I don't want to deprive them of meat just because we slack off of it from time to time. GREAT SCOTTS!!!
I found this cute book at the library and I'm going to try some of the recipes with the family. It's called Peas and Thank You by Sarah Matheny.
This lady and her family were once meat eaters but the wife and husband decided to go meatless. She didn't want to deprive her children of meat so she found meat alternatives. She concocted this cookbook of delicious meals that now her entire family loves. We are not talking about going vegetarian (yet :-) -- because we will have a burger every now and again -- and chicken and fish will probably always be something we will eat -- but I'm just SAYIN -- we have laid off of it considerably.
Until next time...
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