Whether you work inside or outside the home, all busy moms know how hard it is to get dinner on the table every night. It is hard to fit in meal planning, grocery shopping, and creating dishes our kids will eat. Here are some ideas for fast and easy meals to serve when everyone keeps coming into the kitchen constantly asking when’s dinner.
Prepared Meals From The Grocery Store
There is nothing wrong with hitting the grocery store to purchase prepared meals. Grab a rotisserie chicken, which you can quickly warm in the microwave. Add some microwavable veggies and some rice, and you will have a healthy dinner on the table in minutes. Most grocery stores have an entire section for freshly prepared meals. There are pasta options, noodles, sushi, and more, and you can prepare all the food in a matter of minutes.
Busy Nights Call For Skillet Meals
Skillet meals are a fast way to get dinner on the table within a half hour. Consider making your own version of the skillet meals found in the store. For example, it is easy to create your own Hamburger Helper. Brown your meat and add tomato paste. Once the beef finishes cooking, add three cups of broth and bring it to a boil. Once the beef mixture is boiling, add one cup of pasta. You cook until the pasta is to your liking. Stir in two cups of shredded cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Serve with a bag salad, and you will have a splendid dinner in no time. Grocery stores stock frozen skillet meals that you dump into the skillet, cover with a lid, and minutes later, they are ready to serve and taste great.
Call For Pizza
If you are rushing home from work and trying to get back out the door for school activities or sports, consider calling for a pizza delivery for a stress-free dinner. The family can grab a few slices before heading out for the evening. Order a salad to go with it, or serve veggies and dips to complete the meal. Pizza is a hot meal that almost everyone will eat without a fuss.
Boxed Meal Services
Another fast and easy meal option is to have complete meals delivered to your home. Choose options that your family will love and that are easy to prepare. Most meal kits are fast and easy to prepare, and you can involve the kids.
Getting dinner on the table can be a stressful time for busy moms. However, it does not have to be. Follow some of these tips, and you will soon become the queen of easy and fast dinners.
About the author:
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan