Menu planning seems like quite a tedious chore, apart from special occasions when you have guests over for dinner. Especially after a long day at work, planning a tasty and nutritious meal might land up on the bottom of your priority list. Finally, it is either leftover night or you need to take your family to eat out. If this scenario sounds familiar then, you need to do some menu planning right away. Menu planning is easy, saves you time and money and your family will always eat healthy and delicious meal.
A good method to assure that you are getting clean, nutrition dense food is to make a little extra for freezing and also to take some time every few days to cook some things that will keep in the fridge and allow you to put together easy, healthy meals.
The Lid Rack Organizer is just as helpful. It stands inside a cabinet, allowing you to organize your pot lids or plastic lids for easy access. The rack is made of thick chrome-plated wire for sturdiness and at 12.25 inches wide, it will hold plenty of lids within easy reach.
Cabin rentals with heat and electric are available for guests to warm up and relax after a full day of outdoor activities. A stove and refrigerator make Meal Prep on a budget more like home, but die-hard campers can use the fire pit if preferred.
If you are making stir-fry meals, you should slice the meat as thin as possible and cut it on the bias. This can be a bit difficult, and it takes some time to do it right. When the meat feels firm, pull it from the freezer and cut across the grain at a 45 degree angle.
Another thing you can prepare for is your day or your week. Do you rush around from one thing to the next, barely able to catch a breath? Use this easy prepare-your-day strategy to be more in charge of your time. Wake up 15 minutes early. During this “found time” visualize your day. Imagine traveling to work, your meetings, and accomplishing results with ease. Then add anything to your calendar you may have forgotten about, and include some reserve time for delays. Start by writing your three most important priorities first in your schedule, then add the things you’d like to get to but which aren’t as important. Time only offers 24 hours in a day to each of us, so use it wisely. Schedule it for what matters most. When you have another 15-minute opening in your day, use it to plan the whole week.
As a mother, I am helping my children learn how to run a household. Someday they will need these skills to contribute to their own families. My children are learning to cook, clean, do laundry, work in the yard, and help their younger siblings. These skills are just as important as the skills they are learning from schoolwork and the various classes they take. It also takes a load off me. We moms tend to take on the whole world and then wonder why we feel so frustrated and overwhelmed. I have learned to delegate. Delegating these chores is a win-win for our family.