I made it through my end-of-the-year busy time and now summer is here. After a quickie vacation, we are ready to go. I always find the kids whine a lot the first few days without a schedule. I found myself getting agitated when I realized this always happens the beginning of summer. Sure enough, things have settled down. And now it’s time to add some routine, starting with meals.
Above is my base summer rotation for dinners. I’m keeping it open, as we plan to grill a lot and work on some new dishes. We want to try a few more grilled fish meals as well as some new burger options like bison and possibly another veggie burger. I threw in one steak day even though we don’t cook red meat much. It’ll be good to have an option especially when having people over.
I find Fridays in the summer are often spent at the pool or we do potlucks with our neighbors. I planned for very easy serve-yourself dishes most Fridays that can always be changed last minute. I’m also going to make a new rotation for breakfast and lunches since my kids will be home most of the time. More about that next time. (more…)