:: How To Feed A Busy Family ::
This is the key to any successful week in our home. It is also the key to my sanity. THIS set of keys I keep in the refrigerator. 🙂
Life is busy for everyone. Whether you’re a soccer mom with a husband that’s an executive, or you’re a self employed entrepreneur making your way, or maybe you’re like me – trying to carve out a simple homestead with college-aged kids at home and a husband that works 2 demanding jobs. Life.Is.Busy.
The more we can make things a bit simpler for ourselves, the better, right? Similar to the idea of meal prepping or freezer meals, this idea is for the lunch-packing, grabbing on the go, times during the course of our day that we need something fast– and this sets my family up for success! We still enjoy sitting together for home-cooked meals whenever we can, but that doesn’t always happen.
You can opt for inexpensive containers similar to those at Dollar Tree, or you can always do nice Pyrex storage containers .The main thing is I try to use all the same size containers. It makes it easier for anyone opening the refrigerator, it kind of streamlines your first glance since you’re not sorting through different sizes in your head. Also, labels!
My father always used to yell “shut the frig door!” and yes, I find myself reminding my grown children of that to this day. The labels help so much! They can grab a quick snack or pack their lunch for work in a snap!
My go to items aren’t really the point. But I do have favorites. I don’t usually have stuffing in a container, but I do find my family snacks on fresh veggies far more often if I have them cut up and have hummus on hand. That really makes me feel good – I feel like I’m setting everyone up to WIN!
What tips can you share with us? Do you have any tried and true strategies in the kitchen for a busy family???