LYD's TIP: I'm sure I'm "reinventing the wheel" here, but as a busy mom, I love to find any way I can speed up the dinner process. One way I do it is by making a dinner kit to store in the fridge until that meal pops up on the menu. This is a fairly simple concept, but I love the time it saves me!
*The above picture was my Homemade Chicken and Veggie Soup. I just heat about 3 T oil in a pot, toss in my veggies kit from the fridge (You can use just about anything), stir to coat, and let them simmer. I add about 2 or 3 T flour (to thicken the soup), stir, then add the chicken broth (about 1 quart) and chicken. How easy is that?! And healthy too! :)
Pre-Chopped Veggie Kits:
- Chop the veggies for the next meal and throw them in a bag or Tupperware to toss into dinner the next night pre-cut.
- While the cutting board is out, cut up a "Snack Kits" for the kids... or adults (heaven forbid :). (Celery or carrot sticks, bell peppers, cucumbers, etc.)
*Veggies that are starting to get old still work great in soups. Good way to use them up.)