It's been a few weeks since I've shared our planned supper menus with you. Remember, I generally plan out two weeks at a time, which reduces trips to the grocer and saves time. (Please note: I also plan out breakfasts, dinners and kitchen prep.)
Earlier this week, a dear friend of mine was commenting on how one of her future step-daughters is a very picky eater. This has caused me to contemplate ways on how one could break a child of such a habit (besides sending them to my home for a month - they'd just go without until they decided to eat). I really can't cast a negative judgement, not only does the Bible warn against such, but EJ is also a picky eater - no onions, no mushrooms, and no cooked peas (he likes them raw from the garden, but not cooked). However, I have found ways to get him to eat these items regularly. At only 6 years old withholding dessert still works pretty well, but allowing him to "help" me cook works best. It doesn't matter what I cook, if EJ gets to "cook" with me, he'll eat every morsel placed on his plate including onions, mushrooms AND cooked peas. So, If you or anyone you know has a "picky" eater, try getting them involved in the cooking process. So far, it's been working in our home. Well, here's our planned supper menu for the next two weeks ...
Ham w/ Raisin Sauce, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans (will freeze leftover ham in slices and cubes for future meals & use meaty ham bone for next week's pinto beans)
Tuna Casserole, Dilly Cucumber Salad
Fried Rice, Egg rolls (will cook up extra rice & freeze for next week's chicken & rice casserole)
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Tomato Soup, Raw Veggies (will slice & prepare extra veggies for Sunday's chef salads)
Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Fruited Carrot Salad
Chef Salads, Quick Bread (Note: I keep meals on Sunday as simple as possible - it's my Sabbath and day of rest)
Pinto Beans, Rice, Cornbread (will cook up a lg. pot of beans and freeze remainder for later meals of Mexican beans and chili)
Empanada Grande, Salad (will cook extra taco meat for Friday's quesadillas)
Spinach Salads, Leftover Cornbread
Chicken & Rice Casserole, Salad (will prepare extra lettuce & veggies for Sunday's chef salads)
Chef Salads, Quick Bread
What's your meal plan for the next week or two?