Menu Plan by our reader, Leslie, who blogs at Simply Music Wise about music, leaving a legacy, and living a well-rounded life with her children and students in Arlington, Washington.
Howdy! I’m a Texan living in the northwest and believe me, my blood is thin. I love soup year round because of that, but my family only likes it during the winter months. Hurrah for cold weather. Soup everyday! If my natives get tired of soup, I freeze the leftovers for quick lunches.
I’ve been a meal planner before it was cool. Here is my strategy: with 7 people in our family, each member takes 1 night of the week to choose their meal. That way they ‘own’ their meal. No complaining; no griping that we ‘never eat anything good’; no refusing to eat that night. All of the drama is swept out the door, because they can’t deny that 1 night of the week was their meal- and it better be good!
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday — Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Mojo Sauce (If you are starting to feel sick, you MUST eat this)
Mojo Sauce: 2 T. each of olive oil and fresh grated ginger, 2 heads garlic, lemon juice and about 1/8 tsp cayenne to taste. Blend well together in food processor. Put a teaspoon or so on top of soup as garnish/heat.
Tuesday — Taco Salad (I cook my own black beans and add it to ground turkey meat with my own seasoning mix)
Wednesday — Milk Shakes, pancakes, and turkey bacon
Thursday — Crock Pot Enchiladas
Friday — Dinner at my mother-in-law’s house, bringing Rhubarb Oat Crumble
Sunday — 2 Hour Ribs, Spinach Salad
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