Last week I did awesome as far as menu planning and my family reaped the benefits! Two of their favorite meals last week were Pizza Burgers and Easy Chicken Parmesean - both new recipes and both meals I will definitely be making again.
So far, this is what the menu looks like for this week:
Biggest Loser Healthy Tuesday: Asian Citrus Salad
(This is a new recipe - if it goes over well, I will share.)
Thursday: Potato Soup, homemade bread/rolls
Friday: Cheesy Veg/Rice Casserole
Saturday: Chicken Enchiladas
Sunday: Mom's Day (Hmmm...I shouldn't have to cook but considering my husband may be in the field,
I am not counting on this.)
Meal planning gets a little challenging this time of year. When Keith is in the field or hauling seed/fertilizer, I find myself not really wanting to make 'big' meals because he's not here to help eat them. Plus, I am looking for meals that make travel-easy leftovers. Keith has not yet been able to convince them to install a microwave in his tractor, so these need to be things he can enjoy cold or luke-warm (yeah, that sounds good.) Finally, I want him to eat healthy - especially since he will spend 14+ hours a day sitting in a truck or tractor. It's way too easy to pack the lunch box with junk food and candy bars.
How do you deal with this? I would love some suggestions for my husband's lunch box dilemma!
PS - I'll be linking up to Menu Plan Monday over at Orgjunkie.com.