With school, work and evening activities all spiralling in different directions, most families find that something’s got to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn’t one of them, with these savvy solutions to help make weeknight meals a cinch.
Most busy families are well-versed in the benefits of slow-cooker meals but when you haven’t planned that far ahead there are other options, such as your oven, that allow you to capture the convenience of single-dish meals. A baking sheet filled with your favourite meat or fish option, veggies and a sprinkle of seasoning will roast or grill in minutes. Just remember to cut your protein source into small pieces, which will help it to cook more quickly. Line your sheet with foil to ease cleaning up afterwards.
Go for gold
When it comes to meal times, the weekend dinner is the gold standard. It’s the time of the week when you’re most likely to go “all out” and make a meal to savour. But you can achieve great dinners during the week using delicious, time-saving sides such as packaged Idahoan Signature Russets mashed potatoes, which can be made in just five minutes. The smooth flavour of Idahoan Signature Russets – like original home-made mashed potatoes with just a hint of butter and cream – will make any day taste like a weekend.
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