Tips For Getting Around the Dinner Table With Family.
Homemade meals are tasty, and still fun. Family time around the dinner table is an event that is healthy for children and adults to take part in. How many times per week to you sit down to enjoy a home-cooked meal? Would you like to do it more often? One of the reasons many people don’t eat home-cooked meals at the dinner table is that we are so stretched for time in today’s society that we can’t seem to fit in all the preparation time and the actual event, between activities of various family members. Here are some tips to make it easier, and help ease the burden of time-strapped American families.
Prepare ahead. Check the cupboards and fridge, to see what items you will need. Do you already have a meal in mind? Do you have all the ingredients? Try to make your list of items enough to last a full week, if not more. The more often you have to shop, the more time it takes.
Purchase non-perishables in bulk, if you have space.
Figure out what items you need right now, and what items you will need later. These two lists can save you time and money. Watch this.
Don’t forget to include supplements and any special diet needs of family members.
Take your “Must have now” list, stuff it in your pocket or purse, and go to the kitchen. Eat something. Really. Then go to the supermarket and get the items you have to have right now.
STICK TO YOUR LIST! Advertisers know how to make foods look irresistible, and they bank on it, but if you can avoid temptation, and only get the items you have to have right now, this trip will be short, and satisfying, and you’ll have everything you need for your family meals in the next couple of steps.
Go home and put away your perishables, and get on the computer. Follow the link in the bio box, and sign up as a customer or affiliate. Order your non-perishable items (remember to stock up, but not so much that you have no place to store it all)
Now, in a couple days, your groceries will be delivered to you. You only spent a few minutes in the grocery store, but you’ll see that 65% of your grocery list was non-perishables, and you didn’t have to spend all day in the grocery store, you can spend that time with your family, cooking and enjoying the meals you’ve prepared.
In addition to saving time, you may also find that you saved a substantial amount of money. You didn’t overspend at the grocery store, because you weren’t hungry, and you didn’t overspend when you did your grocery online shopping because you had your meals planned, and you knew your budget and could focus enough to do your comparison shopping with a clear mind, not having to move your buggy for some other shopper, and put back every item the kids threw into the basket.
Wasn’t that fun? Now, go spend some time with your family, and for crying out loud, turn off the TV!