I try my best to plan a menu each week for my family that works well with our many extracurricular activities. When I work late and know I need to have the family at a cub scout den meeting, I plan a crockpot meal. When I forget to put the food in the crockpot, then we eat out. A terrible, terrible habit. I really do enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. So, when I have a day off, I have a chance to experiment with something more difficult than throwing chicken and bbq sauce in the crockpot.
This week, we had scouts on Monday, a meeting Tuesday, kid's group at church on Thursday, and a birthday party Saturday. Looks like a lot of crockpot dinners. BUT, I have this week off work!! My husband, Chris, has already commented that he hopes I find a work-at-home job after our next child is born, because I've had the chance to cook every night this week.
Monday: Chicken Parmesan with thin spaghetti (Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook)
Tuesday: Tangy Ranch Chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, green beans with brown sugar sauce.
Wednesday: General Tso's Chicken with Knorr's chicken fried rice.
Thursday: Pot Roast and noodles with beef broth
Saturday: Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
Sunday: Dinner with family.