Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday~ in the kitchen

This weeks addition to works for me Wednesday it is all about organization in the kitchen...
I love to cook, I was born to cook, I love all things to do with cooking, so all that being said I spend alot of time in my kitchen!
I find it very helpful to plan ahead!  I set our coffee pot the night before because it's not like we wake up and are surprised "oh maybe we want a cup of coffee" no its a given we are going to have coffee and so its all set and comes on at 5:55am so that when the clock goes off at 6 we can smell the sweet aroma.
I plan our meals that way too, before we go to be each night I decide what we are going to have for breakfast, sometimes it's a casserole I prepare it before bed, or baked oatmeal or even just eggs, but I always know what we are going to have, in early years of marriage I made a list and crossed off the meals as we ate them, that might work if you don't really like to cook.
I plan our dinners one or two weeks in advance, I write our grocery list according to the meals and then I am prepared.  I start dinner every day at around 3 so that dinner is done when my husband get home from work at 5.  We all know that dinner comes everyday so we need to plan for it, that will not only satisfy the family but you are much more likely to eat healthy if you plan ahead.  I will even take a few minutes to peel veggies or double check a recipe in the morning if time permits.   Planning ahead works for me.  
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8 comments:

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I so need to plan ahead. I've done really well with the cooking this week.

Growin' with it! said...

"I love to cook, I was born to cook, I love all things to do with cooking"....okay so there's ONE thing we don't think similarly on. but i was motivated by planning better ahead of time. great ideas!

One More Equals Four said...

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JMR said...

I completely agree with you about meal planning. It really helps with eating heathier, less stressful meals. If you get the chance, I'd love to see your meal plans! I've been posting mine for the last couple of weeks if you're interested in ours.

The Gluten-Free Homemaker said...

I haven't been planning meals well recently and I need to get back to it. Thanks for the reminder and for stopping by my blog.

marky said...

I am not much of a cook.. but someone's gotta feed the troops!
visit me, I gave you something on my blog ;-)

Jerralea said...

I agree with you about meal planning. I really really need to do better. I plan like the first 5 days and then the last two, I fizzle out.

Family O'Foxes said...

I love how you point out- it comes every day...it isn't a surprise, so why not plan for it.

Such pracital advice. :)
~Amy