Everyday Meal Planning
Preparing a fresh meal for your family doesn't have to be a headache. Use these simple tricks, recipes, ideas, and shortcuts to make no-fuss dishes
3 Recipes So Simple the Kids Can Make Dinner
Do you dream of reading on the couch with a glass of wine while the kids make dinner? Yes, it's possible. (And, yes, messier. But worth it.) Think of mealtime as an edible art project. You'll need a few ground rules and some adult supervision, plus these simple recipes from Weelicious's Catherine McCord.
- Rotisserie chicken.Swing by the grocery store and pick up a freshly-cooked chicken, then use the meat in a wide variety of meals—salads, pastas, sandwiches, and more.
- Couscous.This grain is incredibly quick and easy to prepare—stir into hot or boiling water and let steam for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving. You can easily dress it up by stirring in chopped scallions, lemon zest, or various spices.
- Canned tomatoes.Whether whole, crushed, or chopped, canned tomatoes are an instant way to create pasta sauces and soups and provide a great base for chilies and stews.