Planning everyday meals
I was wondering how everyone here plans their daily meals for the family.
For example, we are six people in the house and sometimes when my in-laws come to stay we are eight and I am the one who cooks for the entire family. When my in-laws are here meals are rather elaborate and I have to strive for perfection much more than usual.
So everyday, I have to cook one main and at least one side dish as well as prepare fresh salad and a dessert . The main meal consists of meals like chicken biryani or meat with vegetables . The side dish can be simple vegetable dishes or lentils.
Other things can be served as side dishes are things like kebabs, soup, sandwiches etc. which are also made from scratch at home.
Sometimes I bake brownies or plain cakes for my children's school lunch and making different types of pasta/noodles is also a must because my oldest daughter loves them.
Fresh salad is prepared with every meal which usually consists of tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, bits of cauliflower or capsicum or any other fresh vegetable in season.
I also prepare a lot of things to freeze so that they are readily available when guests come calling which they often do. A large part of my day consists of planning and cooking meals. Sometimes I try to cook 2-3 things together so that I can have a day off but most of the time this is not possible.
How often do you cook?
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