Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Next Week's Menu...As Planned By My Boys

My boys have been asking if they can help decide what we eat for our meals.  Mealtime can be rough.  I have one boy who will eat just about anything set in front of him.  But, the others are quite picky.  

                                              I know that expression very well!
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The mealtime battle is one that wears me down.  And frankly, sometimes I wonder why I even bother to cook.

But, I know that getting kids involved in the process is one way to get them excited about mealtimes & hopefully to avoid some of the conflict.

So,  with some help from mom, we sat down and planned out one week's menu.  Each boy (with the exception of the two year old) got to plan 2 meals.  Here's what next week looks like....

Kid's Choice Menu

 - Cheeseburgers, French Fries, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Ice Cream

 - Grilled Cheese, Cooked Carrots, Apple Slices with Peanut Butter, Swirl Cake

 - BarBQ Ribs, Mac n Cheese, Corn, Fruit Salad, Pudding

 - Chicken Corn Noodle Soup, Homemade Bread, Bananas & Pudding

 - Make Your Own Nachos, Bean Salad, Applesauce, Cupcakes

 - Make Your Own Pizza, Caesar Salad, Cantaloupe/Watermelon, Milkshakes

Sunday (Mama's Choice)
 - Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops (found on Pinterest), Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Veggies

Yes.  My kids planned a dessert for every single meal.  No.  We don't have dessert every single night.  But, they were excited about planning these meals, so I decided not to put a damper on their enthusiasm.  And, desserts every night for one week isn't the end of the world.

What would your kids choose if they could plan a week's menu?


  1. I love this list!
    What about hotdogs?

    Kelly's Korner is having a families of all boys link up on Friday- thought of you.

  2. I love how you have gotten your boys to help you with the menu, and I love how you have added the desserts in (or I should say, they have added them in lol) because it may entice them to eat all of their dinner. Good luck with whichever one is fussy, I have a terribly fussy eater of my own and it's hard at times.
    Your menu sounds yummy!!

  3. My kids would pick chicken nuggets with ranch, french fries, and brownies for dessert, Every night. Can you imagine? They have no bravery about food and it makes me sad. I am hoping they will become more adventurous. I sometimes feel like it is my fault that they don't like more things. I keep trying though, kind of like banging my head against the wall!


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