Summer is but a memory for us now and parents everywhere are being thrown into the chaos of a new school year. It’s go time.
I’m a big fan of finding the time to prepare meals ahead of time whenever possible. I love nothing more than spending a Sunday cooking in my kitchen and preparing frozen entrees for future weeknight meals. The problem, of course, is finding that elusive time. Like families everywhere, we’re a family on the go. “Spare” time during the week and on weekends is filled with extra-curricular activities for our girls and for us.
That’s why it’s important to find meals that offer big taste in little time. Like ready in 10 minutes time. What sorcery is this you ask? Ta-da, I’ve already written about Cardinal Ready products as a summer life line and it’s even better in the fall!
Cardinal Ready products are available at select Sobeys locations across Ontario. They are fully cooked and only need to be heated. Start with a Ready selection, add some veggies and a simple side and you’re all set for a complete family meal in a fraction of the time.
On the way home from cheer practice last week I pulled into Sobeys and grabbed egg noodles, frozen peas and carrots and Ready Slow Cooked Diced Beef. While my girls set the table, I cooked the noodles and microwaved the diced beef with a cup of frozen veggies. I tossed the noodles with a dab of butter, salt and pepper and then ladled the beef on top. Et Voila, dinner in a snap.
We worry about a lot in a day, so why not let the last meal of the day be the least of your worries. Ready products are nutritious and delicious and ready when you are. Kickstart your meal ideas by checking out great meal ideas on the Cardinal Ready site. Simply click on what you’re in the mood for and pick the recipe that appeals to you.
Not only can great meals happen every night of the week but most of them are easy enough for older kids to prepare all on their own. So when you’re running late from a meeting, call the kids and get them cooking.
With the fall time crunch upon us, it’s good to know that when I don’t have the time to cook a from scratch meal. I can put a delicious meal on the table in no time. Now to figure out that carpooling schedule.