Shortly after we moved to Columbus, I was thrilled to find out one of my college roommates and good friend Shannon was moving here too. Her husband was coming to Ohio State to do a fellowship, so like SPH, he sometimes had a late night or two at school.
Last year at this time we realized that we were both flying solo for dinner on Monday nights. We decided to co-op the meals each Monday night, taking turns hosting the other mom and kids each Monday. Not only did Shannon and I get a chance to catch up while our combined 5 kids played, I didn't have to cook every other Monday night and I wasn't lonely at the end of a long day.
In fact, this autumn, even though SPH and Shannon's husband (let's call him SH) are both graduated, we decided to continue our tradition...SH can do a work commitment every Monday night and SPH has one night he can work a little later. Beautiful.
If you have anyone with which you can co-op dinner every now and then, I highly recommend it. I know some people even take it one step further, and include 3-4 families, so you only have to cook once or twice a week. Imagine!
Our meals for the week:
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Vegetable Latkes, Broccoli
Greek Chicken Burgers in a Pita, Mediterranean Salsa and Tzasiki
Mandarin Orange Chicken Stirfry with Tofu and Edamame, over Brown Rice
Have a sweet week,