In the midst of losing my mind, I've actually managed to complete quite a few projects (that I promise to share by the end of the month).
I have clean(er) closets, less junk in the (junk) drawers, (mostly) complete baby books, fewer mementos in the hope chest, more labels...
I even have some ideas and plans for organizing my blog life--thanks to fabulous readers like yourself.
I figure if you can help me get my social media under control then you should definitely be able to help me in an even more disorganized area of my life--the kitchen.
I can throw out. I can label. I can re-organize the pantry shelves. I can clear counter tops.
Unfortunately, I am not very good at actually utilizing the kitchen for its intended purpose: cooking.
We've tried E-Mealz. We've tried freezer cooking. We've tried crock pot cooking. Ultimately, we find take-out or dining out is most efficient. Considering eating out means taking two toddlers along, well, that should tell you something.
Maybe I am exaggerating (slightly). We've had some success with planning meals in advance and then trying to shop once a week. Last night, I hit a culinary homerun with a stirfry dish I whipped up in a wok that I had forgotten we owned. A little chicken, some veggies, teriyaki sauce, and rice, and BAM!
Marty and the babies loved it! And, I didn't even tell them it only took 15 minutes!
Could an inner cook be hiding in there, just waiting to be inspired??
I'd love to hear from you--
- Do you have a favorite low-prep (healthy) recipe?
- How do you handle meal planning?
- Any favorite websites you use for recipes?
- Tips for making my kitchen life more organized?