Sunday, October 4, 2009
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With Our Busy Schedules, What Are Your 3 Valid Tips for Getting Dinner Ready in a Flash?
Here are my tips:
1. Plan your menu weekly using sales and coupons to save and know what you're serving throughout the week.
I'm a working, single mom who also has football practice 3 nights a week and a game a week. I plan my meals using my sales fliers for the grocery stores in the area, and use coupons to go along with those sales. I subscribe to quite a few blogs who share sales for various stores, and that aids me in menu planning also.
2. Use a crockpot.
I love my crockpot, even though it is a Hand-me-down and it's old, it still works and serves it's purpose. Anytime I'm looking for a recipe, I search on Google for Crock Pot Recipes. This way, I can put it in when I leave for work in the morning, and by the time I get home, dinner is cooked and ready to be served!
3. Keep in Simple Stupid (KISS) method.
For those nights when we have football practice, I choose easy meals that are quick, like chicken nuggets and fries or mac n cheese and hot dogs. Something quick and simple that we all can eat in a hurry. I also make sure that we eat our leftovers. Soups and cereals are other favorite dinners in our home!
How do you get dinner ready in a flash?