There are many themed dinner ideas out there, Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday being two of the most common ones I hear about. I like that they simplify meal planning (i.e. “every Wednesday we make omelets”, etc.), but (with a little imagination and planning) still allow for variety and cravings to be met with fillings/toppings.
Recently I decided we should do a crepe themed dinner.
I blended up a crepe batter while home with Jo during the day, the most complicated part of which was remembering to make it far enough in advance for the one hour chill time. I wanted to make a hollandaise sauce to top them with, but I forgot the lemons at the store and was tired, so that didn’t happen. Instead we just filled them with rotisserie chicken and a fancy parmesan. Plus, served them with a salad who’s dressing came in handy if the crepe seemed dry.
We ended up having leftover batter so we made nutella crepes to finish the meal with something sweet.
It’s a fun themed dinner idea I think we’ll bring in week to week when we’re looking to switch it up. Dinners are definitely a bit hectic with children, so nights when Andrew and I work well as a team (something I think we’ll always be adjusting and trying to figure out) I’m always grateful for. This night I had the crepe batter, crepe filling and salad ready to go, but Andrew cooked the crepes when he got home from work while I entertained Jo…and it’s probably the smoothest family dinner we’ve had in weeks haha.
Do you have a weekly themed dinner idea that works for you or your family? I remember one reader saying that their entire week is broken into themed nights. Something like, Monday – meatless monday, Tuesday – taco tuesday, Wednesday – omelets, Thursday – clean out the fridge salads, Friday – pizza…and repeat the following week. I love how that would massively simplify the thought that goes into meal planning, if it’s a week you’d rather not spend much time thinking about meal planning.