Tuesday, March 19, 2019
If you’re like many, you struggle with getting week night dinners on the table at dinnertime due to activities that run until past when you would need to start making dinner!
Spring sports have started along with whatever other activities you or your kids have going on.
I have 2-3 nights a week where I don’t get home until 6:30. That isn’t that bad, but we like to eat around that time.
I try to make dinner more complicated than it needs to be. I’m working on this!
So, my tips probably aren’t going to break the internet, but here goes:
-Make dinners simpler – think lunch for dinner – sandwiches and salads
-Make all of your meat on Sunday. I did this last weekend. I made my spaghetti meat and my taco meat at the same time and also grilled my chicken for a Greek salad.
Here is my sample menu for the week:
Monday – leftovers from the weekend – We have an abundance of Chinese take out! We also cleaned out other random single portions of leftovers. Leftovers can be fun. I have heard some families draw numbers and the number one gets first dibs on their choice of leftovers. Wouldn’t this be kind of fun?
Tuesday – Taco Tuesday with already cooked taco meat. Our family an always eat Mexican! It’s nice to know Tuesdays are done for me!
Wednesday – spaghetti – We have pasta at least once a week.
Thursday – Entree Greek Salad with grilled chicken, cucumbers, feta, tomatoes, and lettuce. I’m trying to get my family on board with more entree salads.
sandwich bar – a couple of types of meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, condiments and chips or veggies for a side
potato bar – already bake the potatoes on the weekend or all day in crockpot wrapped in foil. You can top with chili, cheese, sour cream, chicken, bbq – anything!
burrito bowls with protein prepped on weekend
ready made bbq on top of Texas Toast, baked beans from a can
fajitas with ready made meat and flour tortillas
quesadillas with ready made meat. You can cook these the night before and the reheat in the microwave just fine
soup and grilled cheese
already cooked ham, ready made mashed potatoes, canned green beans, rolls
Sometimes you need a little help from the store! It’s still healthier than fast food!
How do you get dinner on the table? Any go to meal ideas or suggestions for me?
Hope you got at least one new idea!