What’s for Dinner: Week of November 30, 2015

What’s for Dinner is a series dedicated to what real-life families eat.  Each week, a parent shares his or her menus for the week and talks about the food philosophy behind it.  Want to read more? Check out our WFD archives.

This week we hear from Thomas, who lives in Brooklyn with his 1-year-old and wife, Danielle.

Thomas’ Family Food Philosophy:
We don’t plan anything.  I go on Fresh Direct to see what’s good and figure out how much time I have that week to dedicate to cooking.  I usually cook 2-3 times per week and I cook a bunch so we have leftovers for L.  He’s never had an purees or typical kid food, so he eats like a man.  We also really never eat dinner with him, so Danielle makes him food and then we figure out what we want to eat when he’s sleeping.  We order a lot of takeaway, as there are a lot of fairly healthy options around us.

On Ssaturdays we go to the local farmer’s market to get vegetables and lots of apples for L.

What inspired this week’s menu?
We’re not very adventurous so focus on what’s easy and fast.  We prefer to stick with favorites rather than try new things all the time.

So what’s for dinner?

Sunday: 
Tuscan White Bean soup with leftover rotisserie chicken, kale, leeks, potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and garlic

Monday:
Takeaway rotisserie chicken with unhealthy sides like mac and cheese

Tuesday:
Chicken hotdogs and veggie chili

Wednesday: 
Takeaway meatloaf

Thursday:
Grilled chicken tenders and salad

Friday: 
Leftovers from the week — fridge cleanout!

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