It’s good to have a few meals squirrelled away in the freezer for busy nights down the road. Some people plan ahead and prep meals for a month, while others double up on dinner and freeze half for later. Or if you’re looking for a new kind of dinner party, get some friends together to cook on a weekend afternoon, and bring home a week’s worth of meals for everyone. Getting together to cook is a great way to get a visit in and at the same time, take care of a task that needs to be done anyway - why not start a cooking club and alternate kitchens once a month? Chopping is always more fun with a friend.
Before baby, cooking supper from scratch on a weeknight was relatively normal, especially when two people shared kitchen duties. With a new baby in the house, energy and sleep are at a premium and drive-thru, take-out and frozen pizzas often replace intricate dinners. It’s a rut many new parents fall into, and it’s easy to see why. When a new member of the family takes centre stage in a household, menu planning and shopping forethought can move to the backburner.
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