Cooking for my family has become a priority of mine since I started walking again. Breaking my leg changed my perspective on how I saw many things (go listen to episode 4 to hear about my leg). I want to spend as much time with my husband and child as I can and I want to provide that meal time togetherness I had growing up.
So for the past month, I have been making our dinners and my son’s food each day. I’ll start with the grownup food first. My son has a bottle at 5pm each day. While my husband feeds him, I start to make our dinner. I plan our dinner meals before I go grocery shopping and I have tried to become a more efficient shopper so that cooking is not so hard.
An example of a week’s dinners would be
- Monday – Chicken pizza roll ups with a handful of lettuce (salad)
- Tuesday – Tacos
- Wednesday – Leftover day
- Thursday – Chicken with rice and a veggie
- Friday – Chicken sausage with pasta, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella – click here for recipe
- Saturday – Whole chicken in crock pot with veggies and apple crisp that I make for dessert
- Sunday – Homemade Sauce and pasta with garlic bread and a handful of lettuce (salad)
My husband always make fun of me for my “salad” recipe which is lettuce with either cucumbers or cherry tomatoes on it. I just do not have time to make elaborate salads, but know I should have greens all the time!
It has taken me time to come up with this shopping and planning, but I do find that I make what I have planned and don’t try to go out to eat as much. I also am not wasting food, which I used to do.
What is your go-to meal during the week? I’m still getting the hang of it, but I’m learning how to use my crock-pot more and more. Listen to episode 8 also to hear more about how Taryn and I provide food for our families with special dietary needs.
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