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What's for supper tonight?

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We have an ongoing struggle in our home almost every night at about 6:10 p.m.

What’s for supper?

Whether you call it supper, dinner or whatever, what it means in my house most of the time is, “What is Mom going to fix tonight?”

My husband doesn’t cook, so thankfully he’ll throw out the idea of takeout, which I gladly latch onto if I’ve had a particularly tiring day.

With two parents working outside the home, it’s difficult to get a balanced meal on the table when my children are hungry.

My mom used to suggest I cook on the weekends and then freeze the food. Yes. That would be a good idea, but, so far, I haven’t successfully done this.

Then, there is the crockpot moms who always have a meal waiting for them when they get home. Yes. That’s a good idea, too.

This week, we have had chicken Dorito casserole (I made), Sonic burgers and lasagna/broccoli/bread (I defrosted and shoved it in the oven).

This morning, I washed strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, placed them in a tray and stuck those in the refrigerator for after-school snacking.

I don’t think this is a bad run for the week, but I still labor over this. I have no idea what we will eat tonight.

If it were just me, I’d probably eat cereal.

Do any of you struggle with evening meals? Or have you overcome the last-minute rush?

Share your ideas (and recipes!) that have fed your successful meal planning.

–Linda Lynn

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›