This is the template I use for our weekly dinner planning. In order to simplify the process, we’ve made Friday night pizza night, and generally, Monday night is pasta night.
Mom’s bath schedule on Wednesday is 6:30 – 7:30 pm, which means we’ve been having dinner after 7:30, which means everyone is hungry and grumpy by the time dinner is actually served. It occurred to me this week (sometimes I’m slow) that I could leave work a little earlier on Wednesdays, plan for a quickly-prepared meal, and we could eat BEFORE the bath lady arrives. Leftovers would be perfect, but are not always available. Pasta is always pretty fast, so we might switch pasta night from Monday to Wednesday. Gyro King has BOGO gyro night on Wednesdays. Five Guys burgers is on my way home. Pre-prep might help, too.
Anybody have any other suggestions?