If your family is anything like mine, then you will understand me when I say that cooking a decent meal on a weeknight can seem next to impossible sometimes! It’s not that I lack the ability or the enthusiasm for cooking my family a good dinner – I think that I have a modest amount of both – but rather that my family’s afternoons provide the perfect storm of factors that seem to keep me from getting a proper supper on the table. I could explain, but I think that you know what I’m talking about!
In any case, I thought that I would share with you what I have done for meals this past week, in hopes that it might provide you with some ideas for your own family. On Sunday afternoon I grilled a large cut of steak (rubbed with olive oil and seasoned with pepper and garlic salt) and a bunch of chicken breasts (marinated in a rosemary garlic marinade). Here are the dinners that we ate for the week, using only the meat that I grilled on Sunday:
Sunday: Steak, hash brown potatoes, and cole slaw (my version of corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day)
Monday: Chicken and steak fajitas
Tuesday: Chicken stir-fry
Wednesday: Chicken and rice with broccoli
Thursday: Pasta with chicken
Tonight we are enjoying our church’s last Lenten dinner, so my family will get a break from “chicken and steak week” They may have gotten a bit tired of the same grilled meat, but at least we had a week of homemade dinners that were relatively quick and painless to make!
How do you feed your hungry family on weeknights? Please share your ideas in the comments!