Family Meal Plans

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If fast food isn't quite palatable and homemade is more your thing, New York Times columnist Leslie Kaufman dishes out some time-saving advice on creating family meal plans for working parents. Having such a game takes time, but has great pay-off. Leslie recommends using weekends meals to build a food inventory for the week. One of her techniques is to cook enough for two meals and freeze leftovers. (Combine leftover roast chicken with a noodle dish) Another is to memorize six quick-cook recipes, like meats on a grill or pastas. Leslie even includes take-out as an option in the family meal plan. She orders a take-out meal one night per week.

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