Well. In short, speed cooking is a money-saving strategy using carefully chosen good quality prepared ingredients along with fresh ingredients to prepare meals that are nutritious and delish that, (and here’s the important part), your hubby and picky-little or big eaters will enjoy dinner without sighs and the hiding of things under their plates. They are also meals that will have your family asking for seconds. Yes, Virginia, it does save money if you’re careful. Remember your time is worth something too!
A reusable shopping bag. We have a small canvas tote hanging on a hook by our refrigerator along with cooking aprons. It reminds us to avoid using plastic bags at the grocery store and we can easily go out and shop for the coming meal plus a few added items we might need. This is a visual reminder for us to be more eco-minded, marketing for fresh local produce, grass-fed beef, and other items from local shops and farmers’ markets. We don’t buy too much and risk spoilage.
Put a signUp Sheet In The Lobby of your Church – Put out a nice, attractive, sign-up sheet in a well-known spot and encourage people to sign up if they’re interested in going. Your first step is to throw wide the net and gather all who have any interest.
One of the most important things you can do to help you accomplish all that is on your list is to create a timetable. This is your time management plan. You may want to work in hour increments, half-hour increments or even 15-minute increments. Using your datebook, or a plain piece of paper, write out your start and ending time for your day. Begin with what time you are going to get up, and end with what time your head is going to hit your pillow. Write in everything you are going to do that day, from showering, to family time, meal prep recipes, house cleaning, and the items on your work to-do list for your business.
Your time slots that are for a business need to be only for business. Do not stop in the middle of your business hours to switch out laundry. You will find something else along the way to do and you will get off of task.
If you’ve been avoiding cleaning out your refrigerator, a couple of days before a big holiday meal is a good time to do it. You’ll need lots of room, especially if you plan to have a turkey. The evening before the big day, remove everything from your kitchen counters that don’t have to be there.
Ouch. Reality set in. Now we go out to eat only on special occasions and cook in our kitchen most nights. That’s a reversal that’s making me feel sorry for restaurants in our neighborhood, those we used to keep quite busy. But the kitchen is the heart of any home, and our apartment’s heart was just not beating very strongly for years. It’s making up for lost time.