Ever wonder what's for dinner?? So do I. I've tried to do a menu thing in the past but never seemed to find a system that quite worked for me. So now, I'm plugging away at a new system and will see how this works for us. Granted I know things will change, and that's okay -- I take change well. Sometimes. But here is my plan.
I got this idea from my friend who in turn got it from this lady. Where has this been my whole life??? I'm finding myself starting to get an actual routine going, whereas before I didn't really have one. My kids are starting to get to bed at 8pm instead of just starting at 10pm because of whatever REASON!!! They aren't snacking as much because I am being more aware and actually have "scheduled" snacks in addition to mealtimes. I've been doing a lot of baking lately. So all the "bread" items listed below I make by hand, and from scratch. I've finally mastered a roll recipe that I LOVE!!!
My kids love it, my husband loves it,
and everybody cries for more!!
I now find myself trying to schedule the afternoon part of my day so that I can have dinner ready and on the table by 5pm (okay so sometimes it's more like 5:30) so that we can eat and the kids can help with chores, or finish homework, or PLAY if they get LUCKY!!! My main goal for this year is to become ORGANIZED. I was okay before I had a husband, and then the kids!! So now I'm trying to handle this whole household on my lacking knowledge and we've been suffering. But -- what I'm looking for is a MIRACLE by the end of this year. And it's more prudent now, because of the loss of hours which means less money. So I'll have to see if I can even work this plan on the limited funds that we'll get now. But .... at least this is a start.
So I know that a lot of my friends actually have themselves on top of everything, how do you "decide" what's for dinner. What works for you???