How many times a week do you find yourself saying that exact phrase? The Simple Dollar offers home dining solutions for the family that is overworked, overtired, and impatient. Previously we covered how much money you can save by bringing your lunch to work. There’s got to be a similar cost savings if you stay in and eat on those days that you’re just “too tired to cook.” Here’s what the Simple Dollar Proposes:

Prepare meals in advance. Spend a weekend preparing a bunch of meals for you and/or your family that you can just pop in the oven after a long day at work.

Discover the crockpot. Rather regularly, I’ll prepare a meal before I even leave for work for the day. I’ll just put all the ingredients in a crock pot, turn it on low, and when I get home a delicious meal is waiting for me and my family.

Have regular “leftover” nights. If you work hard to prepare a meal one night, have it as leftovers a few nights later. Change the preparation a bit, add some more (or different) spices to change up the flavor a bit, and you’re good to go.

Use lots of items that require minimal preparation.

Eat extremely simple meals. When I was working almost full time and also a full-time college student, I used to prepare extremely simple meals for myself.

Head over to the Simple Dollar for all the juicy (no pun intended) details.

At-home dining solutions for the overworked family – [The Simple Dollar]

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