One way I have helped alleviate the stressful nights at home is by having a weekly menu plan in place. This saves me time, energy and money each week. Another way, I have eased the stress is by teaching my children how to cook their own meals at a young age. Often times, they are assigned one night a week to completely cook the meal. Those are always my favorite nights of the week.

If you want to have your children start cooking dinner. Start them out by having them be your sous chef on a regular basis. Then assign them a night with a freezer or a slow cooker meal like Monday. You could prepare the ingredients for Make Ahead Sloppy Joes and add them to the slow cooker while the chef that evening prepares everything else. Eventually, have him or her be in charge of more. These little lessons go a long way to easing your sanity and giving your child skills for the future.

Sloppy Joes

Monday – Make Ahead Sloppy Joes, Chips, Veggies and Dip


Tuesday – Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole and Smoothies

Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday – Quick & Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa


Thursday – Classic Spaghetti with MeatballsHerb Garlic Bread and Salad

Pepperoni Pizza Ring | Recipe on

Friday – Pepperoni Pizza Ring


Saturday – Grilled Italian Chicken Sandwich and Salad

Grilled Bacon Wrapped  Hot Dogs | Recipe on

Sunday – Hot Dog Bar, Potato Salad

Pink Lemonade Pound Cake.PCG

Dessert of the Week: Pink Lemonade Pound Cake

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