I find that each holiday follows the same pattern - before the break-up I make a plan for activities each day so we are organised...I also try to pre-plan the meals but that doesn't always work :/ By day 3/4 I'm tearing my hair out and gagging for them to return but a few days later we've found our groove and I start enjoying our time together. It's all about readjusting your expectations isn't it? No, my house is not particularly tidy (or spotlessly clean) during school holidays but does that matter? Once I let go of the stress of not being in my usual routine, we start to have fun. And that is what's important, right?!
Nevertheless, I'm easing myself in gently this week with some tried & tested easy recipes that will make the transition back to our school routine a little easier.
Monday - Mild chicken curry with apple
We always have this when I've made a roast chicken the day before :)
Tuesday - Pasta with homemade pesto & garlic bread
Need something quick & easy after school!
Wednesday - Turkey meatballs
Another favourite in our house - I make these with pepper sauce and serve with spaghetti.
Thursday - Homemade Pizzas
The kids love helping me make these and as they put their own toppings on, it helps cater to their different tastes.
Friday - Kashmiri Butter Chicken
I made this a few weeks ago and it was *so* good!
This post is part of Mrs M's Meal Planning Monday - you will no doubt find some delicious edible inspiration from all the other link-ups if you're struggling with your menu this week!