meal plan

It's Friday 11/17/17 I am writing up our meal plan and ordering our groceries on line at the same time. MONDAY - I'm on TV in the afternoon, KATU Afternoon Live with Tra'Renee and I have a meeting at the kids school from 5:00PM - 6:00PM.  NO TIME TO COOK DINNER.  Plus, Ian is eating dinner out, Murphy, Harvey and Teddy are taking dinner (sandwiches) to school with them because they will be in aftercare until 6PM.  I'm not cooking a big meal for the babies and our nanny.  Two year olds and a nanny eat the equivalent of 1.2 servings.  Cheese, crackers, fruit and veggies for them.

TUESDAY - This week is a week to dial down the cooking and empty out the fridge for all the leftovers we will have after Thanksgiving.  I'm recording a podcast today, it won't take a ton of time, but you never know.  So I have turned to Betty Crocker to feed the team.  Check out this recipe Chicken, Spinach, Artichoke and Pasta Bake.  These kind of dishes aren't always my favorite, but my family loves them.  I'll serve it with a salad.

WEDNESDAY - We are headed to Grand Central Bowl for bowling and dinner.  No cooking tonight.

THURSDAY - You know the drill.  Happy Thanksgiving!

FRIDAY - We have family in town, so we will either eat leftovers or head out to dinner.  My in-laws love Lucca.  I am calling this week to make an early reservation.  Taking kids to dinner is no joke.  I use to order our the kids food before we arrived.  So the kids were happy the minute we arrived.  I don't do it anymore.  The twins know the drill, sit and stare at other people quietly or you are going home.  :)

SATURDAY - I'm going to see what everyone feels like.  It might be one of those BBQ nights.  Steak, mashed potatoes, salad, sauteed mushrooms and a crispy bread.

SUNDAY - Shhhhhh there's a birthday in our household.  I'm cooking a surprise dinner for her.