In the Little White House, Tuesdays are Kitchen Days. Well, except for this past Tuesday which turned out to be get-a-phone-call-and-get-together-with-new-friends day! Sometimes a Mom needs a day like that so Kitchen Day was a little different than normal.
So this list…
will have to wait until next week. (Except for the things that just can’t wait. Those are being squeezed into Laundry Day.)
My main goal for having a Kitchen Day is to get some freezer cooking done so that it will be easier for me to get dinner on the table at night and avoid going out to eat. I don’t know about you but once I’ve finished a hard day of work in our home and homeschool, sometimes the last thing I want to do is stand over the stove and whip up a meal. And some days, I just don’t have time because we may be heading out the door. Mornings are also a lot easier for all of us if there are some breakfast meals in the freezer.
Last week, kitchen day consisted of me taking inventories of our pantry and our freezers. I used printable forms from Organized Home to help me inventory what we have on hand. From these lists, I am planning meals using what we have and will use the forms again on Thursday as I plan our shopping lists on Office Day.
Speaking of shopping lists, this “World’s best” grocery list is hanging on our refrigerator. As we run out or get low of certain items in the kitchen, we simply mark what is needed for the next shopping trip. No more forgetting what we need to buy!
Next Tuesday (and probably another day too) will be a “fill the freezer” day as we prepare for school to begin the following week. For more information on freezer cooking or once a month cooking, here are some great sites to visit:
- Once a Month Mom
- Life as Mom talks about the basics (tons of freezer cooking info on her site)
- Money Saving Mom
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