It's possible for weeknight dinners to be fast and delicious. All you have to do is plan ahead. Here are a few tips on making the most of your cooking time during your hectic weekday schedule.
1. After a trip to the grocery store, divide large packs of chicken and beef into meal sized portions. Wrap in tinfoil and then place in freezer bag for ultimate freshness. The perfect portion sizes will always be ready to defrost. All you have to do is take out the meat to thaw before you take the kids to school or head off to work.
2. Clean and cut all veggies as soon as you bring them home from the store, so they are ready when you need them.
3. Make a little extra food at one dinner so you have leftovers the next day. For instance if you are making steak and baked potatoes, throw in a few more foil wrapped potatoes in the oven than needed and you'll have enough for a feast the next night. Try a loaded baked potato bar. It's a simple yet delicious meal that is easy to prepare.
4. Line baking pans with tin foil for easy clean up.
Moms, what are your tips for easy weeknight dinners?