I'm a list maker by nature. I plan weekly dinner menus. I write detailed grocery lists. I don't like to shop without my handy dandy list. But I'm pretty flexible about changing the plan if we need to. You know, like I don't cook a big meal if it's just Bobby & me or whatever. Tyler isn't around home much to eat anymore...he's either working or busy with friends. Taylor & Tess aren't always home at the same time. So it really just depends but I do like to have a plan.
The handle broke off my crockpot a few months ago. Bobby bought me a new one a few weeks back. I'm anticipating that it will get a lot of use as I'm going through chemo. I want to be able to still care of my family as much as I can, despite my treatments (which start tomorrow morning).
Here's this week's menu...
Monday: Smoky corn chowder-sourdough biscuits
Tuesday: Crockpot chili-cornbread cake
Wednesday: BBQ chicken (in crockpot)-mashed potatoes-green beans-biscuits
Thursday: Chicken caesar salad-blueberry muffins
Friday: *Bobby & I usually eat out...kids are doing own thing*
What about you guys...do you plan weekly menus? How has life changed for you as your kids have gotten older? My MIL used to make dinner early and leave covered plates for all 4 of her sons as they came home at different times due to sports/work schedules, etc. - they'd 'heat & eat'...yep, Bobby was a spoiled boy!!! ha ha Sundays were always family dinners together, though, no matter what went on during the week.
So, tell me about your schedules....