|This isn't the type of meal you will see in my house right now|
One area I have wanted to improve on recently (ok, really the last 8 years since being married and in charge of cooking) is meal planning.
I have attempted many times to meal plan for the week, never sticking with it.
I don't necessarily love cooking, I do it because my family needs to eat.
I would rather spend time decorating my home, but that doesn't fill bellies.
Right now I cook
as healthy as I can
as cheap as I can
as quick/easy as I can.
I appreciate healthy meals, don't want a bunch of processed food. Our food budget is tight (I do stay home and this is an area we really try to save on).
Let's face it, little ones don't allow me to spend hours in the kitchen prepping an amazing meal.
And to be real honest, even though we sit together for Family dinner most nights, I wouldn't call them the highlight of my day.
One kids is whining she doesn't like it (she hasn't even tried it and will not have any other options besides what is placed before her, I will not be a short order cook).
The other little one either says "NO" and shoves his plate away, or eats what he wants and then proceeds to dump the remaining food on the floor (we are actually making progress here as he is starting to hand the plate to me when he is done).
Steve and I try to have conversations, but that doesn't always happen too easily.
So I feel like at this stage of life, I don't want to spend hours slaving over a made-from-scratch meal, just to have it not appreciated.
All that to say, for the sake of my husband I really want to be better about being prepared for meals and actually cooking them.
So I need your help please.
What are easy (somewhat healthy) meals that you make that your family loves?
Any venison recipes would be greatly appreciated as I have a freezer full of venison and hunting season has once again begun.
I would make soups all winter long, but Steve has asked for a little more variety, I have married a meat and potatoes man while I am a lettuce wrap kind of girl. So we are trying to find things that work for our family.
So any suggestions and links to recipes would be great!
Thank you friends :)