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Division of labor (shopping, cooking, planning, freezing) are key to multitasking parents' dinner commitments. Pictured, Mayuko Melanson made dinner and held her son, Will.
Asian chicken noodle soup is a regular in the dinner lineup at the Melansons’ table.
Mike and Mayuku Melanson of Newton share cooking for sons Jake, 6, (left) and Will, 4.
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Jarrod Clement cooks four nights a week in Southborough.
Jarrod made pan-seared salmon with spinach and shiitake mushrooms. “We eat very well,’’ his wife, Jody, says.
“I don’t have a passion for cooking,” says Jody Young Clement. “He cooks, I clean.” Jarrod holds Maya, who is 6; Nina is 2.
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In their Winchester kitchen, Nikki Daigel and her daughters, Katerina, 8, (left) and Sophia, 10, make a simple Greek meal for dinner.
The Daigels made hilopites, a traditional Greek egg noodle, served with chicken, olives, feta cheese, and bread.
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