What are your menus like? When do you begin dinner? What type of lunches do you do? Breakfasts? I am trying to come up with a nice schedule that works for us.
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6/17/06 at 6:31am
Originally Posted by MotheringHeart
Breakfast and lunch for us are usually short order. That is, I fix whatever the kids ask for. For breakfast we have yogurt and fruit or cereal or oatmeal; on the weekends I cook a more complicated breakfast like eggs/omlets/waffles/pancakes/hashbrowns/scones. And for lunch I'll usually offer leftovers or pbj or quesadillas or something quick like that. I plan my dinners out by the week and pretty much stick to the menu. I may switch around what we're having on what day, but I do cook what I plan to.
We usually eat breakfast whenever we get up and get downstairs. Lunch is around noon and dinner is at six, sharp. I typically start getting ready for dinner around thre-thirty or four. If I'm making something more complicated (like Indian) then I spend all day in and out of the kitchen.
We eat very little meat and I own a zillion vegetarian cookbooks, though we do have our favorites. Unfortunately, DH is not a salad fan (he enjoys hot meals) so summer cooking is always a challenge. The kids are really involved in my cooking and help a lot in the kitchen. That way we are always working together and learning (counting, fractions, reading etc) and having fun. It is really nice.
Originally Posted by eloquence
Can you give me an example of what you might fix for dinner in a week? I would love a week's example of vegetarian dishes.
Originally Posted by melv
my husband will not touch leftovers in any shape or form, frozen or refrigerated, and we've been together long enough that he can always tell now if i'm "hiding" something leftover in his food.
I even tried explaining that this is one way "rich people" get ahead in life and that eating the leftovers saves a lot of $. no luck.
So pretty much if the baby and I don't eat them for lunch and it's not dog-friendly food I end up chucking it.