So I surveyed the December calendar. May I just say It’s a Wonderful Life? The next two weeks are jammed packed with the ‘hurry up we need to be there in half an hour’ days and evenings. Hardly a bit of white remains in each calendar square.
So, for this meal plan I am keeping it simple. All in the spirit of Back to Basics: Simple Suppers…
However your days are going, you still have mouths to feed. Basic meal time. We all have to eat! After a full day of school and chasing toddlers, the last thing I want to look at is a long list of ingredients to cook!
Give me easy and make it fast. Or cook it slow. When the rest of the day is a continual challenge I keep mealtime simple. Here are the strategies I use to make suppers easy, inexpensive and delicious.
Make supper at lunch. Several days of the week I make supper while we are cleaning up from lunch. I spend just a few minutes when I’m already in the midst of mealtime. All that amounts to is something like this… Read more over on Habits for a Happy Home.
I also surveyed the pantry and the freezer. With planning some chicken and some ground turkey all fixed up with Back to Basics: Big Shop Cooking, these are the simple meals I’ll turn to:
Meal plan, in no particular order…
• Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese – a child pleasing meal we can eat by itself before we head out the door.
• Veggie night with a side of cornbread
• Sunbutter or Pimento Cheese sandwiches with soup in the crock pot for those in and out
• Mondays: Spaghetti x 2 – Jenny’s Pink Sauce over noodles with Homemade Bread (put on to cook after lunch) and Meatballs from freezer
• *double noodle amount for Cheesy Pasta for lunch
• Breakfast x 2 – Crock Pot Grits and Pancakes, Orange Juice, turkey bacon
Lunches: Leftovers, Sunbutter® sandwiches, mac and cheese, soup and sandwich, cheesy pasta, loaded baked potatoes, chicken stew from freezer
*all Hodgepodge meals prepared with care due to our Trials and Triumphs with allergies