When I leave on a work trip I often plan a menu for the family for the days that I’m gone. Not because they aren’t capable of figuring out what to eat on their own, they most definitely are, but we are a team and with one player gone everything gets a tiny bit harder so if thinking about what to eat is a non-issue then I feel like I’ve helped a little.
They often switch things up a bit depending on how their day is going, but at least they have something to work with.
Here’s the plan for an upcoming trip where I’ll be gone a week:
Lunch: Tuna Sandwiches and Steamed Vegetable
Supper: Slowcooker Beans and Ground Beef with Rice and Salad
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches and Fruit
Supper: Baked Potato Bar and Steamed Vegetables
Lunch: Quesadillas and Fruit
Supper: Pintos and Rice and Salad
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Fruit
Supper: Slowcooker Roast with Sweet Korean BBQ Sauce
Lunch: Tuna Salad with Tortilla Chips
Supper: Pepperoni Rice and Salad and Garlic Toast
Lunch: Beef and Bean Tacos
Supper: Curried Beef with Veggies over Rice
Lunch: NA (donuts and snacks at church)
Supper: Beans with Rice and Salad
Supper: Slowcooker Kielbasa with Potatoes
Phew! That’s it. We’ll see how it goes.