There are a few cooking shortcut methods I use to get dinner on the table every night that I want to share with you. Most of the Eat at Home recipes fall into one of the categories below. When you’re busy with work, school, kid schedules and more it just makes good sense to use every method possible to make dinner fast.
That doesn’t mean we aren’t making dinner a priority. Actually, it’s the opposite. We want to have family dinners, but we want to keep the cooking simple so we can get to the good part – the time of being together around the table.
These cooking shortcuts will help your family have dinner together, even on busy weeknights.
You don’t have to do an all day cooking session and stock your freezer with a month of dinners. You can just be strategic about using your freezer.
Here are my best Freezer Cooking Recipes.
And here you can find Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Storing Food in the Freezer.
It might seem contradictory, but using a slow cooker can really be the fastest way to get dinner on the table. Most of my slow cooker recipes take just minutes of hands-on prep. Then the cooker does the work all day and you come home to a finished meal.
Here’s where you can find a list of all of my easy slow cooker recipes.
And if you love your slow cooker, you’re going to want to check out my simple weekly meal plans. Each week comes with both a Traditional and an All Slow Cooker version. You get the printable grocery lists too.
15 Minute Cooking
And the best way to shortcut your dinner, is to really speed cook it. My ebook of 15 minute meals, Feast in 15 has lots of recipes that can be fixed in just 15 minutes. That’s from the time you walk into the kitchen till you have it on the table. I use this ebook myself whenever I’m running short on time. The recipes use common pantry ingredients, so I almost always have what I need to make them.