Having a meal plan that doesn’t require that I be the one to cook it is the best kind of plan.
Friday night I saw not one, but three meal plans fail. I had intended to make a lovely French dinner for my family for French Friday. But, after shopping with four kids all morning, I just didn’t have the energy. I figured we’d have pizza, so I asked one of the bigger boys to make the dough.
A couple hours later I saw that he had forgotten to do it, and it was too late to do it myself. I shrugged it off, knowing we had thick, flour tortillas in the fridge. We’d just make pizza with those. When I went to do so, I saw that they were past their date and had started to mold. This is the second time this has happened with Trader Joe’s tortillas.
Note to self: store Trader Joe’s tortillas in the freezer. Also, give husband extra kudos for grabbing Costco pizza — and groceries! — on a Friday night.
Oy! This week is a week of many, many deadlines for me. So, I can’t have failed meal plans all over the place. In fact, I’m making a meal plan that my people can prepare without me. Yes, ma’am.
As you know, I’ve got a regular rotation for breakfasts all planned out. All breakfasts will be served with fresh juice or fresh fruit.
- Breakfast Bar - I know there are several loaves of Bulk Zucchini Bread in the freezer as well as some bagels. We’ll have granola and instant oatmeal packets as well.
- Pancakes - My kids can make this on their own.
- Eggs - Ditto with the child chefs.
- Muffins - I’ve got several mixes in the cupboard.
- Oatmeal Bar - We’ve got some seeds and raisins to top our oatmeal with this week.
I declare it simple snack and sandwich week. FishPapa loaded up on fixings at Costco, so we’re good.
I’ve chosen more family favorites so that everyone is happy, including the folks I enlist to cook it.
- Pasta with Red Sauce
- Pizza Night
- Taco Night
- Skillet Pork Chops
- date night
- Shredded Beef Tacos
- Summer Rolls
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