Friday August 31, 2012
At CB JENI Homeswe understand that life can get busy. Between work, family, and extracurricular activities, it’s hard to find time to fit everything in.When you’re spread thin, dinner doesn’t have to be an added stressor on your life.Kraft Foodsoffers an array of tips, ideas and recipes to make meal times simple!Make dinner time easy with these helpful tips:Prep ingredients ahead of time.Precook your chicken, cut it into bite-sized pieces and portion it out in freezer safe bags for easy use later.Cook ground beef ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator or freezer depending on when you will use it. Cooked ground beef can be safely refrigerated for up to four days or frozen for up to three months.Purchase pre-cut veggies that can be thrown into salads or used as a side dish easily. You can also purchase whole vegetables and pre-cut them if you plan on using them within a few days.Stay organized.Keep a running grocery list throughout the week so you will know exactly what you need from the grocery store.Organize your freezer and refrigerator into sections based on food categories so you can easily see what you have on hand at all times.Make things easy.Cook ahead of time! Prepare multiple meals during the weekend that can be warmed up throughout the week. This will help ease the stress of meal time during the week when your schedule is tight.Create a weekly menu to map out what you will be preparing and to help you know what ingredients you need to purchase.Kraft Foods offers recipe ideas for any schedule, budget and appetite. Whether you need ideas for your children’s lunches or you need to make a dinner in 30 minutes or less, they are a great resource for all of your dining needs.Here are a few resources you may find helpful:Top 10 recipe lists1 bag, 5 dinners15-minute dinners20-minute dinners30-minute dinnersBudget dinnersHealthy living smart suppersKid-friendly dinnersRecipes for twoLunchbox ideasTo get more helpful meal tips from Kraft Foods,“Like” them on Facebookand“Follow” their boards on Pinterest!If you have any time saving tips for meal times we’d love to hear them!Share your ideas and tips with us on Facebook.