Actress and mom Soleil Moon Frye comes from a family that cherishes traditions and appreciates homemade food, but with two kids and a full schedule, preparing meals from scratch sometimes isn't possible. Shell also discuss how to turn meal preparation into a family-centered activity that kids will love.
Some of Soleil's favorite simple solutions include:
Dedicate at least one night a week as family dinner night. For Soleil's family, they gather in the kitchen every Sunday to prepare a meal together. Its a fun way to spend time with your kids, especially if you get them involved in the preparation - which also helps save time.
Even the youngest kids can help out - gathering and preparing ingredients, measuring and pouring, stirring and mixing. These simple baking tasks teach valuable lessons, like numbers and counting, food names and flavors, and how to read directions.
Baking bread is a great way to spend time with family, and nothing beats warm, fresh-from-the-oven bread. Now its even possible to prepare freshly baked bread in less than an hour with Fleischmann's Simply Homemade.
Fleischmann's supports Share Our Strength as an official No Kid Hungry partner. Beginning now and through 2013, Simply Homemade will donate one dollar per pledge taken on their Facebook page, up to $25,000, to directly support the No Kid Hungry campaign.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SimplyHomemadeMix.
Actress SOLEIL MOON FRYE portrayed enthusiastic, spunky and positive Punky Brewster, the quintessential eighties kid. Today the lovable girl who played the classic character on TV is all grown up. Shes a married mom of two, an author, a designer, a momtrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids clothing line into a partnership with Target, and a social media maven with over 1.4 million followers on Twitter and 500,000 Facebook fans.