Planning practical and easy family dinners

Weeknights for a busy family can be hectic. But a plan for creating a shared meal can help corral the chaos and bring everyone together, even briefly. Here are a couple of tips that can help.

  • Before the week starts, share ideas on the best times and even possible menu ideas. For example, “Breakfast for dinner” is quick to prepare and fun.
  • Make dinner prep and cleanup part of the shared time together. It helps spread the tasks around, making them more manageable.
  • Let everyone pick a menu of their choice once in a while. Co-created meals – like build-your-own pizza or taco night – can make the evening feel special.