Definitely different. On Friday or Saturday my daughter and I usually decide together on something to cook/bake and spending time making it is great together time. I have more time then and she doesn't have to go to school the next day so it is unhurried making food with love time... Sundays is her father's day (we are separated) and as he is not vegetarian and she is, tends to be a junk food day for her (veggie burgers usually) and a slow but light eating day for me - so lots of salads for me without worrying whether she is getting enough nutrition/energy etc (she plays a lot of school sport and so needs to eat...)
I work afternoons and evenings during the week, so we tend to eat late, and almost always something done in the slow cooker which I prepped that morning, or rice cooker because it's fast to prep and fast to cook, or have leftovers. I work mornings to early afternoons on Saturdays and Sundays, so these are the days when I make dinners that require more hands-on time. If I did not work seven days a week, AND had a stove and full-size oven, I would probably do what many people like to do, which is make some big batches to eat throughout the week. But I am always tight on space and tight on time, so we just have to make it work.
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My days are pretty much the same weekday or weekend. Some days I feel like cooking, some days I don't. When I don't, I get the leftovers out of the freezer. Usually pot pies or soup. Or I do a salad or a stir-fry. Breakfasts are always smoothies.
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The only thing that changes for me on weekends is breakfast. The children rule and we follow like blind slaves... Ok, not really, but we might have pancakes or oats whereas we'd normally have a smoothie.
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Not really. I do most of my vegetable shopping at the Sunday (farmers') market. So by that stage I have most of the week planned out meal wise. I also know the days when I won't have much time to cook so plan to have leftovers available for those evenings. But I always try to finish fridge oddments on Saturday and cook big on Sunday. If I'm going to have an always-wanted-to-try-making-this-so-why-no t-today moment it'll be on a Sunday.
Do you find that you change your meal plans based on it being a weekday vs. a weekend?
I personally have less time during the day to myself during the weekend then I do during the week since I'm a stay at home mom (looking for a job though!) and the kiddo is in school and Hubby is at work. During the weekend though no school, hubby isn't working, we do all our errands during the weekend b/c hubby likes going with me for the life of me I don't understand that but he enjoys going to the grocery store too... lol probably scared I won't buy him meat if he's not there to toss it in the cart. lol
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has a different menu or if it's basically the same?
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