Smart moms get supper on the table faster with these quick-cook secrets.
- Buy meats and veggies that are already cut for soups, stews, or stir-fries. They're a little more expensive, but we think they're worth it because they save so much time.
- Use angel-hair pasta when you can. It cooks in only 6 minutes.
- Look for speedy side dishes at the grocery store: flavored rice in microwave pouches, flavored couscous (ready in 5 minutes), and prepared side dishes from the deli counter.
- Microwave baked potatoes and sweet potatoes instead of using the oven: They take just 6 minutes each.