I'm having a hysterectomy the week before Christmas. I know the timing sounds totally nuts, but outside of the holiday bit it works best for us as the kids actitivies are done by then, my husband's schedule is freer and he won't have night meetings, and I won't feel pressed to getting back into homeschooling my youngest over the break. I'll be a lot less stressed not having to worry about getting kids to activities 6 days a week plus they'll be around to help out. I'd like to put away a bunch of meals in the freezer and am not coming up with a lot of variety with the dinners I usually freeze. So far I've thought of chicken soup, chilli, taco meat (both beef and chicken), lasagne, spaghetti sauce, and turkey meat loaf. That's pretty much all I generally freeze from our typical meal rotations. Everything else I make up fresh, including grilling out a few times a week. Easy kid friendly Ideas? I should mention that 2 of my 3 my kids aren't great veggie eaters and I'd like to minimize dishes.