May 17, 2010 by Marci
Each week, I make a menu plan and post it here for Menu Plan Monday. I have shared with you how much time, money and stress meal planning saves our family. I have given you tips and tools on how to successfully plan meals for your family, too. Obviously, I think it’s pretty important to plan meals. But, it’s not just about making life easier.
When I was growing up, my brother and I were involved in sports and other extra-curricular activities. My family went to other school and church events often, as well. We had a pretty busy life sometimes. There were days when we just had a few minutes at home after school or practice before we had to turn around and leave again. You would think we wouldn’t have had time for family back then. I don’t remember it that way at all. I remember sitting down as a family each night for supper. Sometimes it was cold cut sandwiches at 4:30 in the afternoon and other times it was chili out of the crockpot at 8:30 or later at night. My mom always made the effort to have a meal on the table that we all sat down at. My dad would tell us about his day and ask about ours. We would talk and laugh. Those are great family memories.
That’s one of the main reasons I put so much emphasis on meal planning. There is just something special about sitting down as a family to an evening meal. Talking about the day and what’s important in our lives. I want my kids to have those memories, too.
Do you have memories of your family table? Are you creating new ones?
It wouldn’t be Meal Plan Monday without posting what my family will eat at our table this week.
- Homemade chicken and noodles
- Homemade pizza
- Steaks on the grill, grilled zucchini and dad’s potatoes
- Tomato, pesto, mozzerella melts and grilled chicken
- Beef tips and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans
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