When it comes to getting food on the table, here’s my #NoShameParentingHack: Take as many shortcuts as possible. I buy pre-cut everything (like these already trimmed and washed haricot verts … which is just a fancy name for skinny green beans), rotisserie chickens, I rarely peel potatoes (my kids think peels are just part of mashed potatoes). I figure it’s worth the extra couple of bucks to save the time and get food on the table (Yes, ✅✅✅ my privilege.) A group of friends and I all have the same cooking app, and we email recipes back and forth constantly. My husband @bradklyn and I share a login, so we both have access to all the recipes and either can easily cook dinner. We do one big shop a week, and I make a list of what’s for dinner for the week. (I don’t assign meals each night, because I unwind by cooking, and I like a LITTLE bit of flexibility… but at least if I know what’s on the week’s menu, I don’t have to think too hard when I’m brain dead at the end of the day). We eat out a lot more on weekends. And sometimes if I really want to test my level of zen, I cook WITH my kids 😂. (Ya know, #noshameparenting and all.) What are your tricks for getting meals on the table?
Brooklyn, New York