The Challenges of Meal Planning with a Large Family

One of my goals for this week is to begin meal planning consistently again. I slacked off big time because planning three different types of meals was becoming annoying. But what happens on some days, is chow time rolls around and all of us are looking crazy because nothing is planned. I'll be the first to say, it's hard agreeing on what to eat when everyone is hungry. The kids want pizza, Germaine wants anything with meat and I want a salad. Not planning just doesn't work out. I love the sense of order that comes with meal planning, but as a family, we need to figure out how to meet everyones dietary wants and needs. That's what I'm going to be working to do this month. The only way we're going to fix the issue is by working on it and to date, I've just been ignoring it. The very first thing I'm going to do starting this week is begin writing a full menu plan. … [Continue reading...]