Kitchen Time Savers
Today's list of things to do: Work, take the kids to soccer practice, pick up dry cleaning, pick up kids, homework and wash some laundry. Is that enough for one day? Try to fit in some time to make dinner in that slot and you are just lost for time. Yet, there are many ways that you can reduce your workload in the kitchen so you do have time to do all the running around you have to do and make a healthy dinner that is affordable for your children.
Here are some great time saving tips to incorporate into your busy day to save you some time.
- Prepare vegetables when you bring them home. After stopping at the grocery store, make sure that you take a few minutes to wash your vegetables before you put them away. Once clean, wrap them loosely in a paper towel and place into a plastic bag. They are clean and ready to be used. This works great on celery, carrots, lettuce, and your spices.
- Keep organized. You should have all like things stored in the same place within your kitchen. One drawer holds your knives and one for your other utensils, for example. You do not have to dig around to find where that large bowl is if you already know where it is located. It's a matter of getting into the habit of putting things away!
- Before you go to bed at night, take out the meat you plan to have for dinner the next day. Place it on a cookie sheet on the lowest level of your refrigerator. This way, it has enough time to defrost and you don't have to use your microwave to do it. It gives you more time too. You can just jump into cooking rather than trying to deal with defrosting too.
- Crock pot meals are ideal for a busy day. If you know that tomorrow you have a lot to do, then tonight do this. Prepare vegetables and ingredients the night before for your dinner. Just before you leave for work in the morning, put the crock pot on with all your yummy food in it and when you come home it is done for you.
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