This is a typical scene across America: You’re a working parent with many responsibilities. First, your children are clamoring for your attention with school forms to sign, homework for you to supervise, and the latest clash with their friends to vent to you. Then your spouse comes home from a tough day at work, wanting you to listen to his or her latest career problem. But don’t forget your own workplace issues and responsibilities! Your boss may have given you work to take home or an important deadline may be looming. And when are you going to walk the dog? Attend the PTA meeting? Wash the laundry? Wrap that birthday gift? Make that important phone call? Pay that overdue bill? All this is on your mind, and you still need to get dinner on the table! Even if you don’t have the kids and the spouse, it is tempting just to run to the nearest fast food restaurant or heat up a frozen pizza. Yet, you know that you don’t want to consume all that fat and spend all that money. Instinctively, you know that there must be a better way. But how can you balance your busy life with the time it takes to make a tasty, home-cooked meal? Is it even possible?