Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Dinner Dilemma (Part 2)

Weekends are SO busy for me.  Hubby works the first half of the day, then Biggy Boy has drum lessons and then I race off to work for a few ours.  Sunday, we  basically spend the whole day from morning to night, with a little break in between, at church.  It is an awesome thing to be apart of.  We love it, but weekends are busy.

I wanted to make sure I at least did a little bit of prep for this whole dinner dilemma that I am in.  I made a VERY simple list of weeknight meals.  I want to make sure that I start off simple while I am still getting the hang of this.  I wont be doing anything fancy at all just yet.  Remember, the purpose of this is to ease some of the stress that causes "Killer Hour" to be, well, a killer.  I have five categories   Chicken, Beef, Vegetarian  Breakfast For Dinner, and Pasta.  I just listed 4 meals under each category and put where I can find the recipe next to it.  I still have a LOT to do but I don't want to be at a complete loss when I start my shopping on Monday.  So here is what I have so far. 

Chicken Meals
Fried Chicken
BBQ Chicken- Pinterest
Chicken- Friend
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken - 6 sisters (pinterest)

Beef Meals
Sloppy Joes

Artichoke/red pepper pasta
Mac and Cheese- Friend

Easy Vegitarian
Soup- Corn Potato

Breakfast For Dinner
Eggs, Turkey Bacon
Eggs, Hash Browns, Toast

What I plan to do is create some sort of calendar so that each weeknight is filled up with meals and then make my grocery lists from there. I will keep you updates on my process. Feel free to share what you do for meals and any tips....cause, boy, could I use them!

1 comment:

Charlene said...

Chicken enchiladas (chicken, tortillas, sauce, cheese) layered instead of rolled... And veggies added are good too. Serve with beans.

Lebanese hamburgers and hummus.

Lentil rice casserole (healthy, delicious, one pot, can be veggie)

Biscuits and gravy

Meatball sandwiches.