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Aunt Bee Mode {Menu Monday}

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Not too long ago, someone asked me how often I made supper. It took me off guard just a little bit. My answer was simple. “Every night!” That’s not a hard question – we eat every night, so I cook every night. I don’t spend hours in the kitchen every day, but I always “cook” something for our meal.

My husband had a conversation with a co-worker who couldn’t remember the last time he had a home-cooked meal. I immediately sprang into Aunt Bee mode and told him to bring that poor man home for supper sometime. Paul and I both grew up in homes where our Mom made supper at home every night. Grabbing takeout feels like a second-rate option to a home-cooked meal!

So here’s my question for you. How often do you make supper?Β I am not under the illusion that the way I do things is the best or only way – so I want to hear what works for you!

Just a reminder, there won’t be any grocery hauls while I’m doing Vlogtober. Of course you can watch lots of the previous ones here if you need a grocery haul fix. πŸ™‚


On The MenuΒ 

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Supper:

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26 thoughts on “Aunt Bee Mode {Menu Monday}

  1. Well Whitney I am going to Fess Up and say not like I used to!!lol…Now that it is just us and we are older we try to eat light during the week so we can eat out with our friends on the weekend. I do try to make a big meal on Wednesday evenings and I always make a breakfast supper on Saturday night. Good for you cooking every evening after a long day at work!!

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  2. My husband works really weird hours and is only home for dinner 2 or 3 times a week. I still try to cook for my two boys (ages 5 and 3), but I’ll admit we have a lot of soup and chicken nuggets. The nights that my husband is here for dinner, I usually go all out and make a big meal. πŸ™‚ We love taco soup at our house too!

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    1. I’m right there with you! Right now my husband and I are only able to eat supper together one night a week. The rest of the time I eat alone and re-heat his later. It is hard to find motivation to cook when the main eater is absent!

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  3. I make all three meals each day, every day. We occasionally do take-out as a Saturday night treat for the whole family, but that happens maybe once or twice a month. Some people have resounded to this by saying that I’m either crazy, or spoiling my family. I guess I’ll wear that badge proudly. My love language is food ;-). Plus, it’s healthier and way more economical, which is important for our single income budget.

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  4. There’s way-y-y too many benefits to family dinners with research now verifying what we’ve known all along. Besides I wouldn’t trade the conversation for anything ~ time to encourage, time to share and time to laugh. Loved it!!!

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  5. Your slow cooker chili sounds delicious!! I’m in the mood for soup so I’ve got to put that on the menu soon. I would say I cook 6 nights a week. We usually get take out or go out once a week and I do the rest. It’s cheaper to eat at home and oftentimes better πŸ™‚ I agree that I don’t spend hours in the kitchen every night, but I do make thoughtful meals my family enjoys.

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    1. That chili recipe is the best I’ve made in a LONG time. I made it for company a few weeks ago and it got rave reviews. Your meals always sound so good – you seem to make things that aren’t “run of the mill,” plus you’re always pulling something yummy out of the oven! πŸ™‚

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  6. We eat most of our meals at home. I don’t fix as much when John is working & not home for dinner, but even then it’s something like leftovers or sandwiches on homemade bread. I didn’t grow up having homemade dinners very often, and when we first got married we lived on frozen food & cereal. We’re doing much better now, but I’m not quite cooking every day.

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  7. Not only do I cook dinner 5 nights a week, a cook lunch daily also. I own a daycare and feed my Littles wholesome meals. Today was cheese ravioli, broccoli and fresh peaches for lunch. Dinner tonight will be chicken cordon bleu, potatoes, salad and watermelon.

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  8. We eat homemade supper at least six days a week. Sometimes I cook the meal and sometimes my husband (he loves to cook and always does a great job). On Fridays we often go out for dinner as a special treat after a long week.

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  9. We have homemade dinners 6-7 nights per week. We do eat leftovers, and I often freeze 1/2 of a meal so I can cook once, eat twice. The “delay start” feature on my oven, and my crock pot get used a lot when it comes to dinner.

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  10. Often we’re eating leftovers, but we do eat homemade food every night. I use my crockpot a lot, even when I plan to be home most of the day. It frees up time I can use to do other things, whether housework, crafting, writing, or studying.

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  11. I cook every night. We eat out when we are in the city for grocery shopping, which is about once a week. Cooking at home is economical, healthier and easier for me to control allergens. I think it’s great that you cook at home and invite people to join you. πŸ™‚

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  12. I grew up the same way! It wasn’t until I started teaching and listening to my students, that I realized a lot of people eat out most nights. We usually eat out or order pizza once a week, and I have a few easy, freezer meals that we eat when I don’t have a lot of time (or energy) to prepare a big meal. That chicken taco soup sounds good! I’m going to check out your recipe.

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