I've admitted this before, getting dinner on the table is one of my most difficult work/life challenges. But I take comfort in the fact that it's also difficult for a professional chef. Sarah Davidoff, owner of Fare to Remember Creative Catering in Coral Gables, FL, faces the challenge each night as a working mom and wife. Imagine coming home for work after cooking all day and ....cooking some more.
We all know the downturn in the economy is changing the way working parents cook for the family because most of us are tightening our budgets. We're cutting back on buying prepared foods or take out. Of course, dinner is certainly more time consuming and tiring, adding to the daily stress.
Davidoff (pictured) has some ideas for how to manage the process. Here are five tips:
* Plan out your menu for the week/ make a calendar in advance.
* Cook in advance. Cook on the weekends for what you'll need during the week, or at least cut things up into portions.