Even though I only have 2 kids, I am still running out of time.
I don't freeze food. But, I do cook on Sunday for at least Monday and Tuesday. My family does not mind leftovers. I cook one main dish that lasts a few days and then do salads and fast side dishes on weekdays. It has been working very well. I usually get home around 5:30 and we can eat about 6:00.
I would love for you to reconsider using crock pot. I use mine at least once a month and I love it. Now that the weather is getting colder, it's great to come home to a nice warm stew after work. Crock pots are designed to be left alone. I usually put mine in the middle of the counter where it is not touching anything.
Good luck and more power to you!!!!
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