Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dinners We Eat Over and Over and Over and....

I wish we ate this over and over

I thought this might make a good 31 days topic because perhaps our rut would be something new for someone else.  But I fear we're not in a 31 meal cycle rut.  We're in a 10 meal cycle rut.  Actually, it's more like a 7 meal cycle rut.  And I can't seem to claw my way out.

Mondays are usually our grill days.  This way my husband can grill enough chicken for me to eat during lunches for the rest of the week.  It is safe to say that if you dropped by our house on a Monday you'd find us eating grilled chicken.  I try to change it up by using a different marinade recipe every week, but after awhile even the different marinades start to taste the same.

Wednesdays are mac and cheese days.  The boxed kind.  Great Value brand Thick and Creamy.  I am beyond sick of it.  But it is a meal that the girls will eat quickly and without complaining, which is kind of essential for a night when we need to get out the door for Awana.

Thursdays are usually spaghetti night, and I do mean boiling noodles and heating up jarred sauce.  It also happens to be one of our bath nights, so it works out well.  Every once in awhile I'll bake the spaghetti or something to change it up, but pasta is pasta.

Saturdays end up being hot dog/frozen burrito night or Little Caesars' Hot n' Ready pizza night, depending on the week.  This is because we usually end up at church on Saturday night, and church ends at 5:15.  That puts us home around 5:45.  On regular nights we eat around 5:00, so on a late night like this we try and find the fastest thing we can make to eat.  Maybe someday I'll master the crockpot for a real meal, but for now, this is it.

Sundays are breakfast for dinner nights.  My husband makes pancakes or waffles, or I make eggs or something.  We are a cereal for breakfast kind of family (because it's easiest), so it's fun to make the fancier breakfast meals on Sunday evenings when we have more time.

I try to change it up on Tuesdays and Fridays, but even then we often end up with old standbys, like taco salad or my favorite casserole recipes.  But the meal plan rut around here is real, folks.  You know where to find me.

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