We are totally adoring this great idea we discovered on Better Homes & Gardens. Pick up a few inexpensive baskets or small totes and label them by the days of the week.
Example: If Wednesday is Spaghetti Day - place an onion, pasta, sauce and Italian bread in the bin.
Print out the recipe card needed to prepare the meal listed in the tote, along with a little note of any refrigerated items still needed to complete the recipe.
Now, whomever gets home first can Start preparing dinner and you don't have to worry about the kids or spouse eating the ingredients necessary
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