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You’ve come to expect relatively easy, fast, budget and kid-friendly dinner menus from me. However, this week’s menu isn’t quite that. It took on a life of it’s own due to the Easter holiday and Shad Roe season.
Typically, even on the weekends I cook main dishes that are pretty healthy, wallet and kid-palate friendly (i.e. Chicken and Pork versus Lamb and Shad Roe). Still, despite the switch up from our normal routine, I managed to make one meal for the family each night!
If you haven’t read my previous posts about the whole system, here’s a quick review of where the time savings comes in:
- Basic, flexible formula for a healthy meal each night.
- A set of quick turnaround ‘go-to’ proteins, grains and veggies that work during the week (30 minutes or less).
- Always have a set of plan B staples in the pantry and freezer.
- Smart use of leftovers and weekend meals that feed my family at least twice.
Although this menu requires more effort, my family enjoyed the special holiday meals and my children especially loved the addition of cake to our weekend line up.
If you try any of these recipes or the whole menu, please leave a comment and let me know!
Normally, I start off the weekends with a 2X (feeds the family twice meal) however, my husband had a schedule change and the Shad Roe I bought to surprise him with on Friday night had to wait until Saturday.
Shad Roe has a very short season (a few weeks each year) and is a very strange looking yet delicious delicacy. So, I kicked off the weekend with Shad Roe grain bowls for the grown ups and a ‘deconstructed’ vegetarian grain bowl for the kids. Continue reading “My Family Dinner Menus – Week beginning April 15, 2017”