What’s for dinner? As much as my family loves me, I don’t think they can appreciate how much thought and effort goes into answering this seemingly simple question. If you are in charge of making and planning meals, you know what I mean! Each week I start with a blank slate and it’s easy to fall into a rut or reach for the takeaway menu. I was tired of getting asked this same question, so I decided to brainstorm with my kids to come up with a theme for each day of the week so at least they will know, in general, what’s for dinner!
We’ve love the idea of “Taco Tuesday,” so here’s what we came up with for the rest of the week:
- Meaty Monday
- Taco Tuesday
- Wet Wednesday (soup + salad + bread)
- Thick and Thin Thursday (any kind of pasta from lasagne to capellini)
- Free Friday (leftovers, takeaway or anything SUPER easy)
- Social Saturday (we go out to a restaurant or invite friends over)
- Sunday Roast (this is a popular British thing, which we like)
So, loads of flexibility but super helpful because it’s gives me a starting point to figure out “what’s for dinner.” For example, Taco Tuesday doesn’t just mean tacos or Mexican food. We’ve made tacos with Korean grilled steak, green pork enchiladas, fajitas and taco salads. For your family, Wednesday could be “World Wednesday” and you can try one of my recipes from around the globe!
We created a free template that you can download to help plan your weekly dinners and simplify your grocery list. Hopefully the “what’s for dinner” question can become a more pleasant one to answer!