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Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

Sometimes your meal planning strategy needs to be tweaked.

During the school year, my husband referees college volleyball in the fall and college lacrosse in the spring. This means that, like others in the sports industry, he works in the evenings on game days.

Historically I’ve always planned supper meals on those days with things that can be reheated when he arrives home. He’s usually ready for supper around 8:30 or 9. We decided to try something new this year, after I realized that some evenings he wouldn’t be super hungry but felt obligated to eat the meal I’d prepared and left in the fridge. Bless him. ❤

This season I’m planning regular meals on the nights that he’s not at a game. The other nights, I get to fix whatever I want for myself and he grabs a sandwich or a snack when he’s ready to eat. It’s working so well and we’re both enjoying the change in routine.

All that to say – don’t be afraid to change something if your family’s schedule dictates it. There’s no rule that says you must serve them a hot meal every night. If they’d prefer sandwiches or hot dogs, you can still be a great homemaker by making sure the fridge and pantry are stocked with all the items they need.

I’m also finding I have a little more time to make extra things like baked goods and desserts. Over the last couple weeks I’ve made Pumpkin Bread and the best ever Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. That’s a win in my book!


On The Menu

Breakfast:

  • Oatmeal
  • Cinnamon Raisin Toast with Peanut Butter

Lunch:

Supper:

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4 thoughts on “Menu Monday + Tweaking the Plans {10.3.22}

  1. I had to smile when you said your husband isn’t always hungry for a big meal when he comes in late at night because when my husband and I were first married, he worked in a manufacturing plant and had to be at work at 5:30 in the morning. Wanting to be a good little wifey, I got up early to cook him a full breakfast of eggs, sausage, and biscuits before he left. Finally by the end of the first week he admitted, “I just can’t eat this early in the morning”. And I said, “Oh, so I need to do all this?!”😂 And after that we agreed that he would keep a box of cereal at work. Win! 😄

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  2. It sounds like your new routine is working well for both of you! My husband likes to Door Dash one night a week and I’ve had to change up our usual Taco Tuesday routine for something faster this Fall because we’ve got church stuff on Tuesday evenings. It keeps life interesting – right!?!

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    1. How nice of Kevin to arrange Door Dash each week! We’re usually able to go out for supper once a week or so, but I know those days are coming to an end. 🙂 Door Dash will be a good trick to keep up our sleeves!

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