They Expect Dinner EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.

Posted by Laura Stephenson on

What's the ongoing joke? Kids are demanding. Not only do they require your constant attention and devotion, but they also expect to be feed every night for 18 years. Good luck planing those 6,570+ meals, mom.

But seriously, feeding a family isn't the easiest task when there are 100 things going on. Next thing you know its 5:00 and your children are yelling for dinner (me, this me and my house. My children are yelling for dinner). 

A few years back, my husband watched a show that focused on the planning surrounding US Navy submarines. He fell in love with this idea of a 21 day rotating menu. I, however, did not. Eat the same thing every 21 days? I like to shake it up too much to be trapped on that type of schedule. 

Fast forward to our current life: 2 kids (one sweet, one bossy), 2 careers, and zero time. We started realizing that if meals aren't prepped (EASY), we were going to fall back to fast food (Domino's and their judgmental eyes). We implemented the 21 day menu that changes with seasons and it has been wildly successful. We do all our shopping on Sunday and prep the food (cut/chop/marinade/grate) to make our life that much easier. 

I know what you are thinking, no way. Nope. Not us. Laura, you are crazy. I know. I get it. I was in denial too. But I found the light, my friends, and the light says prep and plan. So without further ado, Here are the links to our current rotating menu:

M1: Chicken Shawarmas

T1: Steak with Chimmichuri

W1: Lemon Basil Orzo

Th1: Grilled Pork Chops

F1: Crispy Ranch Chicken

Sa1: Cheeseburgers and Sweet potato fries

Su1: Greek Chicken Rice Bowl

M2: Pesto Chicken and Veggies

T2: Turkey Taco Salad

W2: Creamy Sausage and Tomato Tortellini

Th2: Koren Beef Bowl

F2: BBQ Chicken Pizza

Sa2: Beef Fajitas

Su2: Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

M3: Honey Mustard Chicken and Salad

T3: Crispy Pork Carnitas

W3: Herb Crusted Chicken

Th3: Spicy Thai Chicken and Quinoa

F3: Pasta Pork Bologese

Sa3: Indian Butter Chicken

Su3: Grilled Casear Cobb Salad

 

Let me know what your favorites are! We personally love that honey mustard chicken )SO FREAKING GOOD. )

(Google Sheets Link to the Calendar: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cUvFTJKJ87JJTZaHxxn6bxzCAiTf8kBbfeDZBWQ29PQ/edit?usp=sharing)


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