Family Meal Plan

The countdown is on at our house.  After a lot of prayer and consideration, my husband and I have decided to send our 2 youngest, previously homeschooled children, to private school this fall.
It will be a big change for them (and me, since I’ve homeschooled 1 – 3 children for the last 14 years), but we really feel it’s the right decision for now.  But, that means we only have 3 weeks of summer left to enjoy!  We’ve had a pool membership this summer, but I still want to make it to a beach, an amusement park, and a drive-in movie theater, before summer is over.
What’s on your bucket list before you say goodbye to summer?

I also want my family to enjoy some more juicy watermelon, buttered corn on the cob, and a new icecream flavor!  Trying different foods can be part of a bucket list, right?

In our home, our two youngest who are now 11 and 14, have gone through some pretty picky food stages, and we’ve had a few battles in this area, but it has gotten better.   I want to encourage you, if you have picky eaters, as your children get older, if you keep offering different foods, and encouraging them to try at least a bite or two of new things, it DOES get easier!  Sometimes as a parent you want to give up, but you can’t.  Take some deep breaths, pray, and keep on doing what you can.  One day at a time is all that’s required of us.

I do have a post on this that I hope will be helpful to you.

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Menu planning is an easy way to take some of the stress out of meal time!

These are a couple of free printables that I use often for menu planning, and you are free to use them as well:

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They work great on a clipboard!

Ok, so on to some new dinner ideas for your family’s week:

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This group of bloggers are who comes up with the tasty menus for each week.

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Baked or Fried Empanadas from Jonesin’ for Taste

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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole from New South Charm

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Sundried Tomato Mayo, Bacon & Egg Sandwich from Joyful Homemaking

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Croque Madame Pizza from Cooking with Carlee

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Potato Crust Quiche from Recipe Treasures

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Five Cheese Stuffed Shells from A Day in Candiland

What’s more perfect for a summer dessert than Peach Cake?

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Easy Summer Peach Cake from Growing Up Gabel

Enjoy and have a great week!