For Lent, Dennis and I gave up eating out or bringing it home. This is our third week of preparing and eating at home. I admit that it is quite a challenge to come home after a long day of work and cook. Thank goodness that Dennis is usually the one who cleans up while I help the boys with their homework. And, thank goodness that none of us are picky eaters. The boys will eat anything I give them. I do use a rating system for each meal and have them tell me on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being I don't ever want this again to 10 being I could eat this every day. I have found that the scale system allows them to tell me that they didn't like something without hurting my feelings. It is interesting to hear their reasoning on why they did or didn't like a certain meal. I am happy to report that the lowest rating has been a 4 and that came from me!
This has been hard on all of us. The other side of the coin is that we are enjoying home cooked meals, our budget is healthier, our food is healthier, and I think the boys are over their McDonald's withdrawal pains! I did buy a new stainless steel mixing bowl to use for food preparation. I think we will continue eating at home after Lent. Our meals are simple as you can see, but that is what we like.
Monday - Cabbage with polish sausage
Tuesday - BBQ Chicken, corn on the cob, turnip greens
Wednesday- Nachos (hamburger meat, salsa, cheese, onions, tomatoes, spinach, tortilla chips)
Thursday - Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli
Salmon patties, green beans, brownies, rolls popcorn shrimp, mac and cheese, cake with chocolate icing
Saturday- homemade pepperoni pizza, salad
Sunday- burritos, peaches, leftovers from the week