Something about those 3 little words used to really annoy me. Working and running around all day and then the innocent "what's for dinner" question. So to solve that problem, I began creating a weekly menu that was posted on the refrigerator. Problem solved! When the question was asked, I didn't even need to give a verbal response...just pointed to where to find the answer. Now everyone is happy and I created independent thinkers, knowing how to find the solution to their question. Well, yes and no. Now I need to actually plan out the weekly menu, but it helps out tremendously with budgeting for grocery shopping, planning out meals based on after school activities and really using leftovers as a meal. Yep, swore I would never have a leftover meal when I "grew up." Now they are my favorite kind of meal!
Here's what's posted on the weekly menu...a salad. Not just a salad, but an Oriental Chicken Salad. My family prefers to have salad as a side dish, but when I incorporate some meat, everyone is usually pretty happy. Me, I LOVE SALADS and could eat one everyday for my main meal. So as a compromise, I try to do a main dish salad just once a week.
This is so good! You can find the recipe over at http://mommyimhungry.blogspot.com or click the above link. Here's how it goes.