As I mentioned earlier, we've had something going on every single night this week, including tonight, so it's been hard to get a real meal on the table. Now that I'm not working, it's certainly much easier to get a meal prepared, but even so, it can be very hectic between the time the kids get home and need help getting homework done and the time that we have to leave for the next activity. With some meals, you can only do so much in advance.
Although I've mentioned that we sometimes rely on convenience foods such as frozen pierogies for this rush meals, soup is another great way to get in a good, nutritious meal on a crazy night. Soup can be prepared in advance (in my case, while the kids are at school) and can be dished out whenever you're ready. It's particularly nice for those nights when it's impossible for everyone to sit down at the same time - they can just ladle out some soup whenever they're ready.
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