It is getting hot here in Texas… and honestly it has been for a few weeks now.
I am limiting my oven use because we have reached the time of the year where it is unbearable to heat up the kitchen.
Here is what large family meal planning looks like at my house. I am cooking for eight people each night.
Large Family Meal Planning
Instant Pot Chicken and Black Beans– so delicious! Served with brown rice. So easy and so yummy!
Laughing Cow Alfredo Pasta– this is recipe I loosely follow. I make it my own. I add shredded chicken and broccoli. Just use frozen broccoli and add it to the pasta the last 7 or so minutes of it boiling. This is all a stovetop meal so you do not heat up the house.
Garlicky Lemon Salmon Veggie Packs– these are soooo good. I will serve them with a salad. We assembled these also in our June freezer meal assembly. I actually assembled 10 packs. My kids love salmon. These are perfect for the grill.
Catalina Taco Salad– I have not made this in ages. So delicious and simple.
Leftover Buffet– use ’em up!
Looking for breakfast and lunch ideas too?
Large Family Breakfast Ideas:
- omelette waffles
- cereal x2 mornings
- hard boiled eggs
- cheese toast
Large Family Lunch Ideas:
- hummus and pretzels with fruit
- sandwiches (turkey or pbj) x2
- mac and cheese x2
Freezer Meal Planning
Freezer meal planning is a huge part of what makes meal planning easy for me. Today it was such a relief to know what was ahead for dinnertime. To know that is off of my to do list and all I need to do is pop pre-assembled spinach lasagna rolls in the oven.
We have six children at home. I run my own business (this website which is so much more than a post a day), I help my husband run our family business, I co-own a website where we teach others how to blog and I homeschool. Our days are busy and without meal planning dinner time becomes an overwhelming time when you have six hungry kids staring at you and you have no plan.
For me, freezer meal planning takes all of that stress away.
If you need help getting dinner on the table, we can help!