Monday, February 7, 2011

Italian Mondays

Can I just tell you how much I love having Italian Mondays....I am blessed to have a son serve in Italy and introduce us to a new way of cooking.  IT'S AWESOME!
Did I say cheap at times to...
Many know that for a very long time that I make up a calendar for the up coming month of the meals we will eat on which night.  
For example:
Monday - Italian, Tuesday - Mexican, Wednesday - Soup/Salad/crockpot (depending on season), Thursday - casserole or a breakfast type meal, Friday - Bryant/Jacob cook and Saturday is usually a very easy or grill day.  Then I have our Sunday meals that get rotated - Ham, Chicken, Roast...unless there is a special occasion (like yesterday).
Sometimes I get in a rut and tell the boys I need 4 meals and they get to go through and see if I have their favorite.  This year we are adding a new recipe each month, which is both good and bad.
So tonight, is Spaghetti....not just any Spaghetti...but Spaghetti with homemade Ragu...
P.S. We will add more varieties when the younger boys return from their missions and see what they ate wherever they get to serve.


Meghan said...

What a great idea! I love your rotation and thought process. I'm going to do the same!

Susanne said...

Great idea! I'm sure each of your boys will find a recipe they can bring to the table (ha ha). I wish I had thought to get some recipes from the members I ate with when I served my mission--though food wasn't a lot different in the midwest than it is here.

Sharla Jordan said...

My mouth is watering, yum!

LaNae said...

You are so organized! That sounds yummy!