When school starts, I plan our meals two weeks at a time. I write the meals for the week on a paper plate so the whole fam knows what's coming up. I get meat out and can have it thawed in the fridge. And it is so easy to make a list of what is needed for each meal, check the pantry or freezer, and then make my shopping list. When dance lessons and other activities start, I already know what needs to go in the crock pot that morning. No more rushing or ending up eating junk.
We are so blessed to be a family that always eats together. I don't know how other families stay connected without sharing a meal each day.