My kids are a complete mystery to me.
Every school morning I pack their lunches. Every school afternoon they arrive home with laden lunchboxes and tell me they weren’t hungry or didn’t have time to eat them.
Yet, on the school holidays it’s all I can do to keep the food up to them. They’re voracious and I spend my days in the kitchen desperately trying to keep up to my two little Audreys while they beg “feed me
They’re also likely to ask “What’s for dinner?” at 6.05am. I’m normally not much of a meal planner, but being house-bound means I need to order my groceries in advance. Delivery days are pretty limited up here, so by the time my order arrives I’ve forgotten most of what I’d planned to make.
So this week, I designed some menu planner printables. They’re A5, so you can put one in a frame and write on the glass in whiteboard marker, laminate it and stick it on the fridge or just print a different one each week.
Is a printed meal planner the solution to the “what’s for dinner?” problem…. probably not. Only one of my kids can read my writing, so I’ll likely still be answering the same question. With any luck though, it’ll help me remember what I’m cooking for dinner. That’s a bonus!
Our girls have three weeks of school holidays, so I’m trying hard to think of things to amuse them while we’re all under house arrest. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your kids, you might like to make damper on a stick, try some basic science experiments or make a snowman pizza.
are you a meal planner?