Family Dinner Plan: The anti-Valentine’s Day Menu

You know what – when Valentine’s Day falls mid-week, it is a huge pain the butt. Pretty much guarantees that there will be no special dinner, the best we can hope for is a card (which requires me to find the time to purchase said card and hope it comes with a cute message inside so I can just sign my name). Plus, the holiday, IMHO, is totally overblown. You should be loving each other every day, not just some random day in February. And what better way to show love then with a weekly menu plan. Yep, that is true love.

Here is my menu plan for the week of February 12:

Cookie of the Week: Ginger Heart Cookies (these are so good, anytime of the year. Recipe to be posted soon.)

Sunday: Roast chicken, sauteed broccoli rabe, roasted carrots and squash, wild rice

(Meatless) Monday: Spinach, leek and potato soup, cheese toast

Tuesday: Quick dinner out on the way home from soccer practice. Maybe Chocolate Souffle for dessert at home, if I get my act together.

Wednesday: Sloppy Joe sandwiches (looking for my slow cooker recipe now), cucumbers/carrots/peppers with ranch, whole grain buns, grated cheese if we are feeling frisky

Thursday: Leftovers or Breakfast for Dinner (which happened twice 2 weeks ago)

Friday: Trashy TV and Takeout

BTW, I feel sort of like I am letting my family down when we eat dinner out during the week, but we tried it last Tuesday and it worked really well. No one was rushed, some homework got done while we waited for our meal to arrive, and we came home ready to get ourselves together for the next day.

Oh, and you know what was funny? The Little Girl decided to make all her lunches at once, production-line style. She put out 3 containers with lids, dropped in a cheese round, a container of hummus, a piece of bread and an orange from the tree. All went in the fridge and she pulled out a different one each day (two days of hot lunch). Genius!

What is on your menu plan this week?