Part Two- Meal Rotations

*If you missed Part One go back and read that first to catch up!

Picking a rotation of meals to please everyone in the family can be challenging at times. Before having kids, meal planning wasn’t as crucial but that didn’t mean it was easy. “My Love” didn’t like potatoes, rice, leftovers, mexican food, chinese food (still doesn’t), or much pasta.  Add two kids to the mix and let’s just say needing a plan was crucial!

(don’t miss my funny story at the end…)

1. Meal rotation is different for everyone. 2. The goal is to find what works best for your family. Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday anyone? If this sort of thing works for you DO IT! At our house, Friday nights are often homemade pizzas.

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LET’S GET STARTED!

Grab your binder and begin to flip through each category jotting down a list of your families top favorite meals. When you’re pretty confident you have them all, attach this to the inside of your binder and regularly update it too! It will continually serve as inspiration when making your meal rotation and it’s readily visible! Spend some time with the family (always a good idea anyhow) getting their input. Include side dishes, salads, muffins, snacks…anything goes!

Here’s a few of our favorite dinners that’s always evolving:

Baked Spaghetti
Pork Carnitas
Verde Chicken Enchiladas
Homemade Sloppy Joes
Pork Roast with mashed potatoes and gravy
Italian Stuffed Peppers

 

One night at the dinner table a few years ago we sat down to a nice chicken dinner. I love chicken. Grilled chicken, fried chicken, breaded chicken, shredded chicken…ya with me? That had a nice jingle. Back to the story. After everyone was seated at the table and adjusted in their seats my husband noticed we were having chicken. Again. He began by telling us we were going to pray, like any usual night. This time, his prayer included:

“Lord, thank you for this meal. It could be a steak or other type of meat, but we’re thankful for this chicken (with much sarcasm). Amen.” I busted out laughing and so did our kids. 

Ladies, don’t feed your man chicken every night!! I’m here to support you.

 

Part Three is making your bi-weekly menu!