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I enjoy cooking, but I enjoy writing and crafting more. To make more time for the areas I hope will create income for my family one day along with those that already do, I have streamed lined the time I spend in the kitchen.
6 Ways I Save Time In the Kitchen
1. I plan simple menus: We don’t eat 3 course meals and we don’t eat something different 365 days of the year.
2. I make large batches and freeze the excess: Cookies, french toast, waffles, spaghetti sauce, can all be frozen to use later in the month.
3. I have recipe binders full of what we love: Instead of having to sort through my recipe books for our favorite recipes, whenever I try a new recipe out if we like it I photocopy the recipe and place it in the “Family Favorites” binder to make it easy to find again.
5. I have a snack fridge: On grocery shopping day I spend 15 to 20 minutes peeling and dicing and chopping fruit and cheese into snacking size and place in our small fridge for the kids to help themselves. When they were toddlers I did this too but I served it out.
6. I cook just one meal a day: My children are older, so they help a lot in the kitchen. I have taught them all how to make simple lunches and breakfasts.
Dig Into The Time Management Series Using The Links Below
Introduction: 31 Days Of Time Saving Tips For The Work-At-Home Mom
Day One: Perform a Time Audit
Day Two: Night Owl Or Morning Bird?
Day Three: Where are Your Largest Windows?
Day Four: Making the Most of Small Windows
Day Five: Daily To Do Lists
Day Six: Maximizing The To Do List
Day Seven: Say No
Day Eight: Eliminate Poor Yes Choices
Day Nine: Put Your Time Offenders On a Budget
Day Ten: Combine Joy
Day Eleven: Making Effective Use of Waiting Time
Day Twelve: Making Use of Travel Time
Day Thirteen: Making The Most of Mom Taxi in Waiting Time
Day Fourteen: Take Time to Rest a Few Moments Each Day
Day Fifteen: Tag-Team
Day Sixteen: Involve the Kids
Day Seventeen: Mechanical Slaves
Day Eighteen: Outside Help
Day Nineteen: Timer Magic
Day Twenty: Take a Rest Day
Day Twenty One: Less Stuff, Less Mess, More Time
Day Twenty Two: Hold A Family Work Bee
Day Twenty Three: Keep Gatherings Simple
Day Twenty Four: Saving Time in The Kitchen (you are here)
Day Twenty Five: The Self Cleaning Home
Day Twenty Six: Streamlining Your Homeschooling day
Day Twenty Seven: Create an I Did It List
Day Twenty Eight: Create a Simple Cleaning Routine
Day Twenty Nine: Create To Go Bags
Day Thirty: Making Minimum Standards
Day Thirty One: Treat Life Like a Marathon Not a Sprint
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