If you find yourself scrambling to come up with something quick and tasty for dinner, here are a few suggestions:
1) Create a Meal Plan for each day of the week.
2) Check websites like www.campbellssoup.com and www.kraft.com to add variations.
3) Check cabinets and fridge to make sure you have all ingredients and supplies needed to expedite your Meal Plan for the upcoming week.
4) Make it easy on yourself. If there are certain things you wish to make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze til needed, do so.
5) Make it a family affair. Show your children how to follow a recipe. Cooking is a wonderful tool to teach children fractions and to educate them about nutrition.
6) Don't be afraid to try new things. There are so many delicious fresh veggies out there that you can just cut up and add directly to a recipe to add color, flavor and nutrition. This makes it easier for those that may not necessarily enjoy veggies.
7) Have theme nights. Dress for the theme, add a tablecloth or a piece of your favorite fabric to the table, have your family and/or friends make crazy hats to wear for dinner that night!