In a normal week I plan out what we are going to have for dinner every Monday and do my shopping accordingly.? There are some weeks when I don’t feel well enough to get out to the grocery or I just lack the brain capacity to plan ahead.? Some nights I look at the list of freezer dinners and say, “hmmm, meatloaf.? sounds good to me.”? Of course there are the weeks when it is 8000 degrees outside and the thought of cooking is so far beyond anything I want to do it is ridiculous.
I also get comments from people about the stuff my child eats.? This is my thing.? Lauri may be a Nazi* about manners, but I’m the food Nazi.? I have refused to cook special food for my child since day one.? (ok, there were a few meals when I gave him a hot dog or something because I was craving super spicy Indian food, but he’s learned to like Indian so he eats that.)? Because of my Naziesqueness the child eats nearly everything, although beans are a foreign concept to him.
The trusty husband is forever asking me what is for dinner.? I write down the weekly menu on a 3×5 card and stick it on the fridge every week.? (3x5s are my life)? However, our fridge is not at his office so I periodically get an IM (instant message) asking what is for dinner.? Now! he doesn’t have to ask.? He can check that handy little doo-dad right over there
Every week I’m going to post what is for dinner.? It may give you some inspiration as to what to have in your own house.? Maybe it will make you a little jealous as to what my child will eat.? Mostly it is for the trusty husband and yet another check measure for me to get off my ass and cook the food.
If you want to have any of the recipes let me know.? I’ll post them when I’m asked and let you know the source of the recipe**.
*Can’t wait for the Google hits on that one.
**I rarely make up dishes.? Last one I did was Chicken/Corn Soup.? Very good, but I’d change the recipe a little.