Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Live, Love, Learn

About a year ago hubby's work changed to 4 /10 hour days instead of the typical 5 day work week. For the most part we have LOVED it. It's great having a 3 day weekend EVERY week! When the kids are in school it's like a whole day we get to spend together on a date. First we go to the gym, then we do our Sister Savings/coupon shopping at Wal-Mart. We frequently go to lunch or to the temple together. It's awesome.

There is just one little issue we've(more like I've) had to deal with.....Hubby is the cook. Has been from the beginning. The work schedule change meant we weren't able to eat dinner tell around 7pm. I pretty much need to eat around 5 or I'm cranky. Not only that but- I DON"T COOK!!! So, here's what we came up with.

Each person in the fam takes a night for dinner-hubby has to take weekends due to his schedule. That means my 4 children are getting to each cook dinner 1 day a week. So far it has worked out amazingly well! I get to eat around 5 AND I only have to cook 1 night a week:)

Here are some of our recent entrees

teenager-omelets, pizza, mac n cheese casserole
deacon-sloppy joes, chili and cornbread, tacos
twin 1-pancakes, grilled hot dogs and corn on the cob
twin 2-waffles, mac n cheese, scrambled eggs
me-sweet n sour chicken, chicken squares, chicken noodle soup (home-made even), nachos

Yay for opportunities to learn and improve!

6 comments:

Jamie Sue said...

Didn't know you didn't cook! Sounds like you guys are figuring out how to adjust to the new schedule well, in a way that benefits everyone!

Rie said...

How fun that the kids get to learn some provident living skills at the same time too :)

Christina LeSueur said...

How brilliant! The kids will especially look back at this and be grateful for the opportunity to learn how to cook. What a great idea!

Brian and Janette said...

Yummy! So, basically, if I want dinner, I should just show up at about 5:30? And if I want Chef-Boy-ar-Steve, I should come on the weekends? he he... You guys are awesome!

Dan and Louise said...

Great idea! It was probably more work for you at the beginning needing to answer questions and such, but I'm sure by now they are self-sufficient and feeling pretty responsible. Great confidence booster!

Amy said...

I didn't know you didn't cook either! Good idea to have the kids help out, I was a horrible cook when I first married Bret... but I'd had training from my mom too so maybe I was just a lost cause.
P.S. Did I see the deacon at Barnes and Noble Saturday for the Brandon Mull signing? I thought I did. Was he there?