Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned home cook, cooking for the family can get a little fatiguing, especially when you are cooking 5 meals a week for the family, like I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending a Saturday out by the grill smoking meat, or in the kitchen cooking a slow batch of marinara sauce. During the weekdays, however, finding shortcuts to getting dinner on the table efficiently keeps the experience enjoyable and prevents you from getting burnt out in the long run! I think a lot of people have the “cooking at home is so hard” mentality; I don’t believe that to be true at all. It comes down to finding the best methods and finding ideas to help make you an efficient home cook. I’ve put together 5 of my favorite tips that I use in my home that will help you shave time off your weeknight meals so you’re spending less time in the kitchen and more time with your family!