Thursday, February 11, 2010

Planning Menus

For the past 25 years, my husband & I have had discussions about what's for dinner.  Haven't we all?

"What's for dinner?"
"Chicken breast & vegetables with rice"
"I don't want a lot of stuff.  Let's just have chicken and mac & cheese."  Or  "I've had a rough day; can we eat something fun" translation: "I want something unhealthy that's qualifies as comfort food.

These conversations are now coming to an end.  I have his word on it.   This past week, my husband's blood work and EKG all came back with telltale naughty signs that we need to make some changes for the better and soon.  We had a little conversation about our daily "dinner" conversations, and he has agreed to not change my menu provided that I plan a weekly menu and post it for him at the beginning of the week.  I agreed to do so and not compromise on veggies.  We're both happy with this arrangement, but the ball is now in my court to plan ahead a little bit more.  If you've never planned out a menu there is a good weekly menu printout available HERE.  (Be sure to check out the rest of her blog as well; it's worth your time.)  So, here I am, winding up this week and definitely thinking about next week's menu.  This is going to be fun!


Kate said...

I have a 99% dictatorship when it comes to dinners in this house. Hubby will suggest meals he'd like to have once in a while and sometimes he'll suggest we go out or order out. Otherwise, I make sole dinner decisions. Of course, I consider his tastes with every one and try to place not-so-healthy comfort meals in between several healthy ones.

~Ruthie Sisemore~ said...

One of the big problems is that when we were first married my husband wanted to take me out to eat a lot because he wanted to spend time with me rather than having me do the dishes afterwards lol