I know there are many people who survive in the kitchen by serving certain meals on certain days of the week.
Generally, we don’t do this, but lately Monday has become our Chicken and Veggies night.
After our Two Weeks of Only Fruits and Veggies a while back, we decided to make at least one meal a week that was primarily fresh fruits/veggies with a little chicken thrown in.
Monday works best because Tuesday is trash day and as we all know . . . there are few smells worse than schtanktified chicken juice. And even the smallest drop of chicken juice can fully schtanktify in less than twenty-four warm-weather hours.
The last few weeks, I’ve cooked two meals worth of chicken on Monday night, making another meal that much easier later in the week.
Things I’m loving about this current system:
(I’m calling it “current” rather than “new” because if I declared it to be our routine-for-the-rest-of-time, the minute I hit publish for this post I’d get a call saying baseball practice will be held on Mondays. Starting tomorrow.)
- Knowing that this is “Monday’s meal” really does make meal planning easier.
- It’s encouraging and exciting to see how the kids truly do not miss having a carb when there are plenty of the veggies that they love.
- I’m more purposeful about picking up fresh stuff.
Do you have any certain-meal-on-a-certain-day routines?
So what’s on our menu this week?
Monday – Chicken and veggies.
Tuesday – Leftover BBQ chicken sandwiches from the freezer
Wednesday – Chicken Fajita Salad (using chicken cooked on Monday) and quesadillas for the kids
Thursday – Out to eat for birthday girl’s dinner!
Friday – ???
Saturday – Pizza
I’ll be linking this up to Menu Plan Monday, a great resource for lots of menu ideas!
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