With another summer coming to an end, the start of the school year means that fall (or “Autumn” as us Aussies say!) is just around the corner. Between the hustle and bustle of new schedules, afterschool carpools, and more, it can sometimes be tricky to make the time to prepare a meal for family and friends. That’s why I’m excited to share with you a few tips to help make it easier to cook delicious meals this back to school season. Think of this as your very own fall semester cooking syllabus from me and my friends at Bosch! Read on for more – plus the chance to win a copy of my cookbook, Good Food, Good Life.
Tip #1 Make it Fun
To me, cooking is just as much about bringing people together as it is about creating the perfect dish. So, when things get hectic, why not invite your family to step into the kitchen, too? Let’s start with the kids and one of their favorite meals – lunch.
Getting the kids back into a routine after a summer full of fun can be a bit of a challenge, but I’ve found that the best way to stay ahead of things is to get them involved. As someone who always cooks with the seasons, I have a lot of fun heading out to the garden and letting my two boys pick out fresh, in-season fruits and veggies to pack in their lunches. Did I mention how excited they are to head to their little schools with the fresh goodies they have picked out themselves? Healthy habits start early and I can’t think of a better way to teach them to eat heartily and healthfully than to get them involved with meal prep.
But you don’t have to have a garden at home to get the kids stuck into the meal prep with you-let’s talk about some other foolproof tips for getting dinner on the table as the kids start school.