[spacer height=”20px”]PREP FOODS WHEN YOU BRING THEM HOME FROM THE GROCERY STORE.[spacer height=”20px”]
One quick and easy way to save time during the week as you work on evening meals is to do your prep work ahead of time. When you come home with bags of groceries, instead of tossing veggies and meats into the freezer or refrigerator, take the time right then to rinse, cut and prep as needed for your planned meals for the week. This saves tons of time on busy weeknights, and when done all at once on the weekend will only take a short amount of time.
[spacer height=”20px”]INVOLVE KIDS IN MEAL PREPARATION.[spacer height=”20px”]
From setting the table to buttering hot rolls or reheating veggies in the microwave, kids should be helping. Even the youngest in your family can do small things like bringing napkins and utensils to the dinner table. Older kids can help stir ingredients, make entire meals themselves or supervise reheating.
[spacer height=”20px”]UTILIZE YOUR CROCKPOT OR FREEZER MEALS. [spacer height=”20px”]
Nothing will save time and keep you organized quite like using either your Crockpot or creating freezer meals. Both options are excellent ways to stay organized and save time in your weeknight routine.
[spacer height=”20px”]MAKE ONE POT MEALS.[spacer height=”20px”]
There are dozens of meals that come together all in one pot on the stove. This saves time and effort with washing dishes after the fact, as well as the worry of tending multiple things on the stove or in the oven.
[spacer height=”20px”]LET SANDWICHES BE AN OPTION.[spacer height=”20px”]
Sandwiches are not just for lunch time anymore. Let sandwiches become a weekly evening meal option that saves time and keeps your family organized. Keep things like roasted meat, cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato and avocado on hand so everyone can assemble their sandwich easily as they desire.
[spacer height=”20px”]Meal time organization isn’t just about where things are placed in your kitchen. It is all about the prep ahead of time to create an easy and smooth meal time for your family. Organizing your kitchen, pantry and freezer can also alleviate stress during meal time for a busy family.
What are some of your favorite meal time organization tips? I would love to hear about them.