There are few things that rattle me more than realizing at 5pm that I’ve forgotten to prepare for dinner. That means I either have to do a from frozen to browned ground meat for tacos or sloppy joes or I can do a quick sink thaw of frozen chicken breasts for pasta. Either way it is stressful. That is why I much prefer planning ahead with menus that use pre-prepped ingredients like the Cajun trinity, tomato sauce, or chicken cutlets. One of our favorite go to lunches is a meatball sub sandwich. It is easy to make because the meatballs are cooked ahead of time and so is the sauce.
Having most of the components of a meal already prepped and ready means all I have to do is thaw and combine them to cook together. Look at any recipe. Prepping is what takes up the majority of the time. By doing the prep work ahead of time you cut that time out of the recipe. I even have my own spice mix recipes. My favorite is the taco/fajita seasoning mix!
Something else I do for my family is seal up leftovers so that we have homemade freezer dinners made from good, wholesome food.
Fast and Easy
Breakfasts are an every day family meal in our house. I don’t like waking up at 5 am, not in the least. To make things better I prep ahead with our bacon, pancakes and waffles. I even make biscuits and muffins in large batches and freeze them. They actually freeze very well.
Continue Your Education
One thing I have always been a fan of is learning. I carry that over to my homemaking. If you’d like to learn a few new things let’s start with how to grill and how to tell when a steak is done. Those are two of my more popular posts.
You can also check out my step-by-step directions for making sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce with grilled chicken recipe and Cajun shrimp scampi. They are simple and quick.
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This Friday, April 20th is my birthday. The older I get the more simplified I want my life to be. I believe in some way we all want to simplify things. I’ve decided to celebrate my birthday week by hosting giveaways (from Oreck, TrueLemon, Lodge, Couponizer, Thrity-One Gifts, and many more) and sharing some posts on simplifying life. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe because over the next week we’ll discuss:
- Simplify Your Cleaning
- Simplify Your Cooking
- Simplify Your Time
- Simplify Your Creativity
- Simplify Your Blogging
- Simplify Your Relationships
- Simplify Your Finances
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