Timeless tips for your kitchen ~ 1. Pull out your mom’s egg beater rather than your big electric mixer for most batters. (I found this one at Williams-Sonoma… I love it!) 2. Another old fashioned kitchen utensil that can’t be replaced is a cast iron skillet. You can sear meat in a cast iron skillet hotter and more evenly You can use your skillet for baking frittatas (crust-less quiche), chicken pot pie, and cornbread in your oven. And of course, you must bake your Pineapple Upside Down cake in it! (Use a very light soap rinse to clean your cast iron skillet, dry and then keep it “cured” and ready to use again by rubbing in a teaspoon of vegetable oil before storing. Then your grandkids will still enjoy using your skillet!)
This is a “first”… a first for me, and a first for my first-born. We’ve started this New Year at warp speed headed straight for my daughter’s wedding this summer. All sights are on the BIG DAY. With one sleepless, how-am-I-going-to-pull-off-this-wedding anxiety and nightmare filled night behind me, I’m determined to conquer the rest with my secret weapon… the LIST! Oh, how love the LIST. What a beautiful, freeing little thing it is! Even if I don’t know what the heck I’m doing, dadgummit, I’ve got a list!!! I will exceedingly admit that I am not an administrator. I love order and serenity…
A New Year means that it is time to re-access, restructure and reorganize. “Reorganize” seems more applicable to my reality than “getting organized” because I am ALWAYS “getting organized”! I finally realized that I need to go about this organization thing in a new way. Let me back up by saying I am a grateful recipient of the organizational benefits we have all enjoyed since Jane DeLaney’s brain posted on-line in the form of E-Mealz. My brain would have NEVER come up with her simple system for making dinner planning, budgeting and shopping such a breeze.
How to organize your coupons and make the most of your time when going on the money saving venture.
Decisions, decisions! Ask my kids. Deciding on which restaurant to eat at is one of my LEAST favorite things… and is a ‘bad-mood’ waiting to happen.
Even with E-Mealz’s help we know that the general clutter and chaos that envelops our kitchens, the very heart of our homes can sometimes get out of control. In order to help you get your kitchen sparkling clean and maintain it through the holidays you may want to use this kitchen cleaning checklist.
….my chest would tighten the moment the automatic doors slid open as I stepped one foot into a grocery store. The average supermarket has over 30,000 items to choose from!
I learned the way food looked when it was done, smelled when it was time to come out of the oven, and celebrated this new-found appreciation for my kitchen.