Back in 2006, I wrote a recipe for our family's year that was really clever, if I do say so myself. I can't find it anywhere. Luckily, my sister copied me and wrote a recipe for their family the next year, and for some reason I do have hers, although I apparently didn't save mine. Weird.
I'll just share a bit of hers, so you get the idea.
At the top of the page, you have something like :
Recipe for a great 2007!
Then you write out a separate recipe for each person in your family, such as:
1 cup employment
1 cup playtime with kiddos
3 family camping trips
2 dozen Candy Cane JoJo's
4 cups kindness
3 cups silliness
sprinkle of cayenne pepper
1 lb. each reading, sports, art, wii, piano, preschool
set aside for 50 minutes quiet time each day to reduce volatility
Then after you've written a recipe for everyone, you write something like:
Take 1 each of (all the names in your family), stir together and let simmer for (however long you've been a family). Sprinkle with music and laughter and garnish with a cheesy Christmas letter. Enjoy!