This week we're starting a new meal tradition. Once a month we're going to pick a letter of the alphabet and come up with a menu of food items or recipes that start with that letter. I printed out alphabet cards and Daddy randomly drew the letter "r."
Then we sat down together and collaborated on a menu. The kids had lots of ideas, but Mr. Lego came up with the main dish - rigatoni. We're also going to have romaine salad, rolls, and root beer to drink. For dessert, raspberry oatmeal bars. Next month we'll do the same thing with another letter. Daddy is hoping for "x" - so we can have x-tra dessert, x-tra large helpings, etc.
Here's the rest of the week's plan:
Chicken enchilada soup
"R" menu - rigatoni, romaine salad, rolls, raspberry oatmeal bars, root beer
Bacon ranch chicken, mashed potatoes, corn
Pan-seared tilapia, steamed broccoli
Cheeseburger soup in bread bowls
Dinner at friends
Bourbon chicken, rice
For more meal planning inspiration, visit Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie.