Menu planning is essential in a large family. There is no last minute guessing about what to prepare for dinner. The natives get restless way too quickly!
This week’s menu is a short one. We will only be eating at home for 3 dinners. Easy peasy!
On the menu:
Spaghetti with parmesan/ garlic bread. Daddy has most of the kids this night so I like to make something quick and easy. Keeps them from having to “cook” anything. Another plus: I don’t have to clean up the littles with the spaghetti in their hair and up their noses. LOL
Beef BBQ Stew- easy to make in the crock pot and have ready at just the right time. Part of our family eats early, and part of our family eats late. Crock pot has everything ready to eat when we need it.
Chicken Fajitas with refried beans. I am home Wed. nights so I am able to prepare dinners that take a little more time.
Before you go, I need a little bit of help from you all. Two nights a week the kids and I are not at home. Eating out is way too expensive. I have tried cooking and taking meals like spaghetti, mini pizzas and such, but they are too messy, take a lot of space to bring food, requires heating and lots of clean up of the littles. I need some ideas of meals to take with. A bunch of snacks just doesn’t cut it. We eat enough sandwiches for lunch. What can I take for the kids and I that is quick, easy, and healthy? It can require cooking or not. I am just looking for suggestions of food that is portable and easy to clean up after. Suggestions, please!!
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