Planning meals can sometimes be difficult in my house with a variety of eaters. To solve this dilemma I have my family help me in planning our weekly meals during our family planning time.
Fortunately they like simple meals which makes my chef role easier. Here is this weeks Novotny meal plan.
Monday Night –
BBQ Beef Sandwiches ( crock pot meal)
BBQ Beef Sandwiches
3 pounds lean boneless chuck roast
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
10 French rolls or sandwich buns
Place beef in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients, except rolls. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours. Refrigerate or prepare sandwiches now. Shred beef by pulling it apart with 2 forks. Add one cup sauce. Reheat mixture in microwave or on stove top. Spoon on warm, open-face rolls or buns. Top with additional warm sauce if desired.
This recipe from CDKitchen for BBQ Beef Sandwiches serves/makes 10
Tuesday Night – St. Patrick’s Dinner at the Novotny’s
Corned Beef with cabbage, carrots and potatoes cooked in the crock pot
Sauerkraut ( out of the jar)
Green grapes and green Granny Smith apples
Pistachio pudding ( sugar free for the Dad)
Green chocolate chip mint ice cream pie ( for mom/ kids) with hot fudge and whip cream.
Wednesday Night –
Garlic and Basil Chicken ( McCormick Grill Mates marinade packet)
Sauteed bow tie pasta/vegetables – carrots, onion, broccoli, zucchini in olive oil with McCormick California style garlic salt garlic seasoning)
Thursday Night –
Pasta in Marinara sauce made from vine ripe tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, fresh basil, onions and a jar of Barilla tomato and basil sauce)
Italian sausage added in for those that eat it.
Friday Night –
Spanish rice -Rice-a-Roni ( my kids favorite)
Re fried beans
Saturday Night –
Date night with hubby – So kids get Pizza
Sunday Night –
Celebrating Shelbis Birthday with Big brother who is home from college
Terriyaki Tri -tip steak marinated in Yoshidas
French Baguette and butter
Blackberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
How do you handle the variety of eaters in your house?
Thanks for all the yummy dinner ideas! My week is definitely less stressfull when I plan my meals ahead of time.