Hi friends, how are you? We had a busy week last week and our menu kind of went topsy turvy on us but thankfully by the end of the week it had all worked itself out.
One thing that makes a huge difference in our house for getting dinner on the table each night is all the help I get from my kids. For instance, since she was young my daughter has been a fabulous sous-chef for me. She grates cheese, browns ground beef, chops veggies, sets out ingredients, etc. All this training has paid off big time because now of course she can can prepare dinner all on her own when I need her to. She’s a fantastic cook (although she doesn’t enjoy it, but too bad!). I can’t stress enough how important it is to get your kids involved in the kitchen. I know with young kids it can be easier to just do it ourselves but you have to consider the big picture. Training them young and consistently means the responsibility for dinner won’t always rest solely on your shoulders. Everyone eats, so everyone should contribute. That’s the way it works.
Do your kids help in the kitchen at meal times?
Yesterday a friend told me about a new menu planner notebook that just came out at Wal-mart so of course in the name of research I had to run right out to buy one for myself :) I absolutely love it! It’s made by Blueline, measures 6.5″x3.5″ and sells for $6.00. Each week includes space for menu planning for the week plus a perforated grocery list page. It’s so cute.
Also for those wanting to use their slow cookers a little bit more I’m excited to offer Stephanie Odea’s TWO slow cooker cookbooks as a bundle in my shop. These will be SIGNED copies. Check it out here.
Have a terrific week everyone!!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Monday: Ham Fettuccini Bake
Tuesday: Brown Sugar Chicken served with mashed potatoes and corn
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Parmesan Pork Roast served with rice and carrots
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Homemade Pizza (dough made in bread machine)
Saturday: Taco Salad with Fritos
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.
More family favorite recipes here.