I have always wished I could be one of "those moms." You know - the ones who can toss together a meal that the family gets excited about. The ones who know a favorite and special meal for each member of the family. The ones who plan a menu for the week and schedule time to make it all happen.
I am so not one of those moms.
I enjoy cooking but tend to find it somewhat thankless. And with limited time each evening, I feel like I'm stuck with pretty basic food like spaghetti (to fancy it up, we cook up ground beef to add to the sauce or we get really wild and have garlic bread) or chicken nachos (layer of chips on foil lined baking sheet, bits of chicken, shredded cheese - bake at 350 until cheese is melted).
I look at recipes and, honestly, I feel overwhelmed. I've even tried signing up for menu planning websites but I always get scared of the things they send and the effort involved.
And with a family that can sometimes get a bit complain-y and picky... I often just don't feel like I have the energy to deal.
I did have some success with a Wildtree frozen meal party I attended a few months ago. We made up about 10 meats/proteins that would then be frozen and would just need to that, be cooked, and served with sides. The foods that I prepared from that party... my family was perfectly happy with. And I should have been pleased with the ease of having things basically planned in my freezer. But in my head? It wasn't much different than just having all that meat in my freezer and pulling it out to make something with it. I did come away with some delicious spices and grapeseed oils and when I use them, I know my family is getting healthier stuff.
But it isn't the solution to my problem.
I need to look ahead to the coming week on Saturday so we can shop on Saturday and Sunday. I need to evaluate what I hav ein my freezer and what meals I want to make and plan approproiately for the meals we can eat at home.
But somehow I never make it work.
I'm asking for your help!
I would love to do a recipe share. Dishes that are super easy and that families love. Or maybe mostly easy and families like. Or meals I can plan to make and that picky families will tolerate.
If you have a blog post with some favorite recipes - share it in the linky-doo thing down below.
If you want to email me some favorite recipes, I will add them to this blog post.
You can leave a comment with your recipe.
Or maybe you aren't much of a recipe person? Me neither! So leave me a comment or email me or link up to share your PLAN. Share some menu plans - Monday is pork chops with peas and apple sauce, Tuesday is lasagna, etc. If I have a good plan, I can work with all the awesome Wildtree products in my cabinet!!