I have two hungry boys who seem to eat all the time, so I have found some time savers/organizational things that have helped me.
The crock pot is your new best friend. Throw in meat, veggies, some spices and liquid and viola! A hot meal when you get home. (You can even put the meat in frozen if it can stay in the pot all day). Browse Spark Recipes (salsa chicken is GREAT!)
I have been buying large pieces of meat, like a pork loin, and portioning before I put it in the freezer. I'll cut some into pork chops and freeze enough for one meal in a single package. I'll cube some up and put on a marinade or dry rub and stick it in the freezer. It really infuses the meat with flavor!
When I make pasta I always make enough for several meals. You can freeze dinner sized portions of pasta in ziplock bags, then simply reheat the pasta when you're ready to use it.
Eggs are always easy and quick as are soups, sandwiches and salads.
I NEVER cook a separate meal for my boys, they can eat what I have prepared or make their own bowl of cereal. Rarely do they do that - usually there is something that they like.
Good luck in the "what's for dinner" battle!
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