Wait, it’s a Mom’s Choice menu and it’s not even Mother’s Day yet. Are you wondering what that might be all about? I may or may not have had a slight menu planning, no idea what to make meltdown on Saturday afternoon. Ever have one of those? Please tell me I’m not alone. Saturday at 5:15p.m., realize it is dinner time. Start asking what everyone wants for dinner. “I don’t know” and “I’m not hungry” and of course, I know that in 15 minutes, they will be famished. It just works that way.
Toss out a (very) few suggestions based on what we have in the house (not much). Get very complacent answers along with a few “that doesn’t really sound good” replies. I may or may not have been slightly grouchy (probably due to hunger) when I announced seconds later that since nobody was hungry, I’d just go to the store and if they became hungry while I was there, Dad was in charge. I also asked for dinner requests for the coming week which was melt with another round of silence so I announced it would be Mom’s Choice all week.
I came back from the store to find that when you put dad in charge of dinner, the kids get Taco Bell. SIGH. I can’t really point fingers as I was in charge of lunch and the kids had Burger King. Oops. We really do need to do better around here.
Between us being super busy and eating too much Easter candy and brunch leftovers, we are struggling to get back to eating good food. We’re also all sick of the hearty spaghetti, taco, pork chop, and chicken rotation. Or maybe I am just sick of making the same stuff.
It’s Mom’s Choice this week so I get to liven up our menu a bit! Last night, we had mozzarella sticks and salads for dinner (well, my husband had a ham sandwich with his salad) which was a hit and a new simple dinner to add into our rotation.
MONDAY: Roast is in the slow cooker for BBQ sandwiches (we didn’t end up having BBQ sandwiches last week)
TUESDAY: Chicken Pasta Cesar Salad
WEDNESDAY: ham steaks and baked sweet potatoes plus salad
THURSDAY: turkey roll ups with spinach chips
I’m fairly certain after a week of Mom’s choice menu items, my family will have some (hopefully, nice) suggestions for me. I’m also hoping we’ll find some new simple dinners to add into our rotation. How do you liven things up when your family is bored with the usual menu choices?
I’m linking up this menu plan over at I’m An Organizing Junkie where you can find lots of inspiration for meal planning and see what everyone else is eating each week.