Ok, so for the last few weeks (ie: 2 months), we’ve been discussing the idea of having a Meal Rotation. Broken down, a Meal Rotation is the idea of having roughly 10 EASY and QUICK weeknight meals on hand (and that your family likes), and rotating it over the course of 4 weeks. This means 5 meals on hand per week for 2 weeks, which is then repeated the next 2 weeks. So, over the course of 1 month, you have hot meals on the table, no matter how busy your days and weeks might be. You’ll see each meal only twice, which means that you aren’t stuck in the rut of having the same things WEEK after WEEK (after week after week after week). And the rotation aims to leave you some leftovers for lunches the following day.
Your kids will thank you.
I’ve posted Easy Weeknight recipes each week since the end of August, which I’ve encouraged you to put into a rotation. When I say “Easy Weeknight Meal,” my intention is that the meal is SIMPLE to prep/put together (being either a slow cooker recipe or something easily thrown together at the end of the day/between practice and homework) and TASTY (ie: your kids won’t turn their noses up). I’d like to think they are on the healthier side too.
I promised when I had an ample amount of these recipes posted, I would make a “master list” so that you would have a 1-post/page reference point to refer to with a Sample Meal Rotation to work from. Below, each recipe is linked to the recipe post, so you can easily find it or print it out.
Monday: Birthday Chicken
Tuesday: Carrot Soup
Wednesday: Steph’s Slow Cooker Chili
Thursday: Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
Friday: Stovetop Veggie-Beef Stew
Monday: Chicken Diablo
Tuesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Wednesday: Baked Ziti
Friday: Slow Cooker Pork and Saurkraut
Week 3, repeat Week 1.
Week 4, repeat Week 2.
::begin to work on NEW rotation for next month!::