We’ve heard from a number of our customers that they like to have a “theme night” on certain nights of the week. While my family definitely observes “Pizza Friday” and at least one “Leftover Night” (aka “Fend For Yourself”), we haven’t taken it much further. But I think we might be swayed…
In just the past week, I’ve heard from customers that observe scheduled themes like “Chili Sunday”, “Soup Monday”, “Taco Tuesday” and “Crockpot Wednesday”. And our own Mary tells stories of when her kids were younger and her family would enjoy a Roast Chicken every Sunday night.
This way of structuring your weekly plan has a few advantages:
- Everyone in your household has expectations about what’s for dinner on a given night and can get excited about the meal ahead.
- You can choose a theme for a certain day of the week that fits in with your weekly schedule. Like make soup or chili at the start of the week so you have lots of lunch leftovers, or make a roast or a full chicken early in the week then reuse the leftovers in another meal later in the week, or prep a slow-cooker meal or a dinner salad for a day when you know your schedule is always tight.
- You can always be on the look-out for creative recipes that fit within your chosen theme, so you can keep “Taco Tuesday” fun and exciting with various Mexican-themed dishes.
Does your household follow any specific day-of-week themes? We want to hear about it!
Here’s some inspiration from the Gatheredtable recipe library for your “theme night”…