As you can probably tell by the number of very familiar meals in the menu plan this week, the children chose all of the meals. They normally contribute in some way to what I plan, but I think after my eldest had two meals in a row which he “didn’t really enjoy” he felt the need to make his mark on the menu plan this week.
With The Thinker having his input, this encouraged the younger children to input at least two meals as well and given that one night on the weekend we have a meal which is made up from what is left over in the fridge, I had no input into the plan this week.
This is a positive outcome really, but given that we have had all of these meals at least once in the last month, I did have to hold my tongue to not complain myself “Not that again!”. To me although it means some repetition in the family meal stakes, planning the meals is the first step in getting them involved in the kitchen, so I have stuck with their plan. Here is what they came up with:
Monday: Beef Stroganoff
Baking: White Chocolate Chip Muffins
Tuesday: Shepherd’s Pie
Wednesday: Sausage and Vegetables
Thursday: Fried Rice
Friday: Left Overs
Sunday: Chicken Schnitzel and Salad
For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.