There’s been quite the debate in our household. As you may recall, a few years back, when both my parents retired and started travelling for part/most of the year, they asked that I moved back in with them.
It’s a GREAT arrangement to be honest. Mom and I have a great relationship. That helps. We also share the load so things like laundry and making dinner, well, neither of us has to tackle it solo. And we split the cost to have someone clean the house which preserves our sanity.
Lately though, we’ve both been struggling with trying to figure out what to make for dinner… The boys in our world need bulk – fuel to keep them going. Potatoes, pasta and rice often show up in the menu because the headaches of the boys complaining about salads is just too much to bear. But mom and I? We love those things… as evidenced by their constant appearance on our thighs and stomachs long after the meal has been enjoyed.
Where’s the balance? I know that one night this week, I’m making two dinners. Spaghetti for the boys and seared Tuna for mom and I. Less than ideal of course… No one likes to make TWO meals for one dinner right?
This is one of those weeks where I’m having to plan/cook meals for 6 of the seven days. I both love and dread these weeks.
But in an effort to try to find a balance, here’s my meal plan for the week. And as with most of the best laid plans… I fully know that things could change…
Monday – Leftover soup and Roast beef sandwiches (The soup is actually 3 different soups we poured together. It worked remarkably well!)
Tuesday –Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad with quesadillas
Wednesday – Mom’s Cooking so I don’t have to!
Thursday – “Mexican Breakfast” (This is a family favorite that my dad makes. I should totally blog this…)
Friday – Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with veggies
Saturday -Double meal – Spaghetti & Meatballs for the boys, Seared Tuna Salads for mom and me.
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