I am much more relaxed if I have our breakfasts and lunches planned too, so I've been doing that for some months. Those don't change much, although I might shift them around on a given week (a fast and easy breakfast or lunch on a day we are rushing to an outing).
For breakfasts, often I have something different than the kids, like brown rice and beans. For lunches, Chris and I usually have dinner leftovers and/or a salad.
I'm no gourmet cook, but I'm trying my best! As I must remind myself often, "I don't cook gourmet meals: I homeschool my kids. I don't do interior design: I homeschool my kids. I don't do Pinterest crafts: I homeschool my kids . . . ."
B: French toast*, bacon, strawberries
D: Pork tenderloin, roasted winter vegetables, homemade cranberry sauce, sauteed rice with onions and peas, and green salad
B: biscuits, sausage, orange or OJ
L: ham sandwich, pretzels with hummus, grapes
D: Sunday leftovers
B: bagels, orange or OJ
L: hot dogs, boxed mac & cheese, apple
D: hamburgers, tater tots, salad
|Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes: "Nothing is better than these pancakes, Mama!" --John (8)|
B: homemade pancakes*, strawberries
L: pinwheel pizza (new recipe I'm trying--interestingly, only two of us liked it), pear
D: sausage, homemade mac & cheese with bacon, broccoli
B: homemade waffles*, orange or OJ
L: cheese quesadilla, grapes
D: chicken tacos, Spanish rice, chips and guacamole and queso dip
B: toast, eggs, orange or OJ
L: peanut butter jelly sandwiches, apple
D: homemade grilled pizza, salad
I often wing it on Saturdays.
* On days we make French toast, waffles, or pancakes, we often make a double batch. These breakfast breads freeze beautifully. This means every other morning I'm serving these, I don't actually have to cook them, but can remove them from the freezer and toast them. Yum! Plus it is healthier and cheaper than these products store-bought.