What is the worst part of dinner? I
would say it is the preparation. After work or a day
chasing the kids, the last thing mom wants to do is
perspire over a hot stove to fix food that the family
will only half eat. After all that work you may be too
tired to even eat.
Moms, I am coming to the rescue. Have
you thought about a menu planning service? This
service provides busy moms with menus tailored to the
needs of their families. They also provide shopping
lists to keep your pantry stocked full of things that
can be used for any number of meals. Some services also
offer organizational tips for meal prep to make it
easier for busy moms to cope with dinner.
Most of the meal recipes are simple
and can be prepared ahead of time or on the spot with
ease. Sometimes we just don’t know what to fix or what
the kids will eat. They offer kid friendly recipes, as
For the mom who would rather not spend
a lot of time in her kitchen, spend some time in someone
else’s. Franchises like Let’s Dish® offer mock kitchens
in their facilities for busy people to make meals ahead
of time. The premise is simple. They take all the
guesswork out of fixing a meal.
Easy to follow recipes are posted at
various prep stations. All the ingredients are right
there with the appropriate measuring utensils. The meats
are fresh and lean to provide a healthy meal base for
your family. You can prepare as many or as few meals as
you want. A full portion contains six servings while a
half contains three.
At dinnertime, it takes only about
thirty to forty minutes to prepare each meal. Most of
them you just pop it into the oven and set the timer.
They offer side dishes and desserts as well. You can
arrive home at the same time as your family and have
dinner ready thirty minutes later with your family
instead of washing dishes.
If there isn’t a program like this
near your home, you can create one with a few friends.
Make a shopping list to create a few staples. Maybe
Chili, lasagna, and chicken soup. Then, instead of
making batches for one family, you each make a
monster-sized batch, and share. You can do this all
together or separately and just meet to split up the
meals. Either way, you’ll save a lot of time and money.
Investing in a crock pot is a great
idea. Crock pots allow moms to cook an entire meal while
she’s somewhere else. Add all of your ingredients the
morning of, set the dial on low, and leave for work.
That evening, dinner is served and there’s only one pot
to clean. Some crock pots have removable centers that
can be cleaned in the dishwasher. How simple is that?
Dinner doesn’t have to make you
cringe. Make it easy by planning ahead. That way,
everyone gets a good meal without the fuss.
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