Thankfully I was my job to host, but not to cook and everyone else was on the ball. Needless to say I've done a little more double checking this week in hopes of not leaving anyone stranded on my back deck. At least we had really night weather this week for them to enjoy while they waited for me!
In my MPM First Edition, I alluded to a Top Ten Meal List. This is the list of ten meals which I can prepare from memory in well under 30 minutes with two hot'n'tots underfoot. The list got made 5 months after Inchie was born and I'd been back at work for two months. I realized that with one child I had been able to be a a bit more ambitious during weeknight dinners. We had favorites like Chick Pea Burgers or White Chicken Enchiladas which I'd make from scratch starting when I walked in the door after work. With the addition of the second child, I learned that microwaving Spaghetti O's was an accomplishment some nights and I was bothered by how much Bean liked Spaghetti O's, more than Mommy's crazy dinners.
So I responded the way any sane working mother would. I got totally overwhelmed most nights while trying to make dinner and sobbed on the phone to my husband who promptly ordered me out of the kitchen and brought home take out. THEN, after a month of sobbing, I made my Top Ten Meal List. Without further ado, here's the list:
- Spaghetti (with or without Meat)
- Broiled Fish
- Pita Pizza
- Grilled Chicken/Pork
- Tuna Melts
- Chicken Tenders
This week's menu:
Monday: Labor Day - Burgers & Corn on the CobDo you have a Top Ten Meal List as well? What are your go-to dinners?
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken & Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Thursday: Tacos with Corn Salsa
Friday: Crockpot Ham Bone Soup
Saturday: Seafood Kebabs
Sunday: Beer Can Chicken