- Nearly two-thirds of respondents do not have a standing date for family dinners. 37.2% do.
- Dinner is the meal most-often eaten together, according to my survey (91.5% of respondents said so!). The other 8.6% were split evenly between breakfast and lunch.
- 66% of respondents shop in advance for ingredients, and 48.9% create a meal plan. 17% shop that day for the ingredients they need.
- 59.6% search the internet for recipes, and 29.8% look through cookbooks.
- About a quarter of the respondents enlist their children to help plan the meal. 18.1% also involve their kids in the preparation of ingredients and 19.1% have their kids help with the cooking.
- 1 lb London broil
- kosher salt and pepper
- spice rub of your choice
- 8 deli rolls
- 1 cup steamed sliced bell peppers, (I used frozen from Trader Joe's)
- 2 to matoes, , sliced thinly
- 8 slices mozzarella, (I used Fresh Mozzarella from Costco, but a block of mozz could be substituted)
- Heat your grill over its medium setting for 10 minutes to get it good and hot. Prepare the London broil by rubbing with salt, pepper and spice rub all over.
- Place the London broil on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, to desired doneness (recommended: medium). Remove from the grill and let sit for 10 minutes. This step is important, as it allows the meat to reabsorb its juices.
- Slice the London broil very thinly against the grain with a sharp knife.
- Now, it's time to prepare the sandwiches. Slice open the rolls and layer with thin slices of London broil, mozzarella, tomato and peppers. Don't be afraid to stuff the sandwiches. Close and cut in half.
- Serve immediately with a couple family-favorite side dishes (we ate ours with salted, perfectly cooked edamame) such as a big green salad, baked beans and corn on the cob.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.