11.28.2022

Time-Saving Tips for the Busy Cook

 In today’s busy world, it can be tough to find time to cook a homemade meal. Between work, errands, and taking care of our families, there just never seem to be enough hours in the day. But what if we told you that there are ways to save time in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor or nutrition? In this blog post, I will share some of my favorite time-saving tips for the busy cook!

Make a meal plan. 

Meal planning is one of the most effective ways to save time in the kitchen. Take some time each week to review recipes and decide what you want to make for dinner that week. This will allow you to go grocery shopping with a list, which will save you time at the store. You can also batch cook or double recipes so that you have leftovers for another night.

Use your freezer. 

Making use of your freezer is a great way to save time in the kitchen. You can freeze pre-chopped vegetables, sauces, and even cooked dishes so that you have them on hand when it’s time to cook. This will eliminate the need to chop or prep ingredients during mealtime, which can be tedious and time-consuming.

Utilize quick-cooking methods. 

The microwave and pressure cooker are excellent tools for saving time in the kitchen. Both of these methods allow food to cook more quickly than traditional cooking methods, such as oven roasting or simmering on the stovetop. In addition, many modern appliances like an instant pot make it easy to cook rice, pasta, and other grains in minutes. 

Opt for convenience items. 

There are many grocery store items that can help you save time in the kitchen. For example, pre-chopped vegetables, pre-cooked meats, and frozen meals are all great timesavers when it comes to cooking dinner after a long day. Additionally, many stores now offer ready-made meal kits that contain all of the ingredients you need for a healthy meal with minimal prep work required. 

Learn quick and easy recipes.

Learning quick and easy recipes is an excellent way to save time in the kitchen. Look for recipes that require minimal prep work or ones that you can throw together with ingredients you already have on hand. This easy turkey meatloaf recipe is one of my favorites for busy weeknights. 

Clean as you go. 

It can be tempting to leave the kitchen a mess when you’re in a rush, but taking a few extra minutes to clean up as you go can save you time later on. Wipe down countertops, load the dishwasher, and put away ingredients and tools as soon as you finish using them. This will make it much easier when it comes time to do your nightly clean-up after dinner. 

By following these tips, busy cooks can save precious time in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. With just a little bit of planning and preparation, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious homemade meals even during your busiest days! 


11.26.2022

Arranging the Perfect BBQ for The Man in Your Life'

 There's nothing like a good BBQ to bring people together. But, of course, everyone has their own way of doing things, and that can lead to some lively discussion (and maybe even a little bit of competition). But it's all in good fun, and when the food is this delicious, who can blame anyone for wanting to get involved? So this blog post will be taking a look at some tips for arranging the perfect BBQ for the man in your life and covering everything from the food itself to the decorations, so you can make sure your party is a hit!

1) Start with some delicious food;

Depending on the man in your life, you can go all out and provide a spread of meats, salads, and other sides--or keep it simple with burgers or hot dogs. If he's more of an adventurous eater, why not try something new? Grilled seafood like shrimp or salmon is sure to be a hit, or salisbury steak your family will love.  And remember dessert! A classic grilled fruit pie or grilled banana boats are always popular.

2) Get creative with your decorations;

You can stick to red-and-white chequered tablecloths for this BBQ--try picking out coordinating colours that fit the theme of your party (like blue for a beachy vibe). Also, add some extra touches like a giant bbq-themed banner or some festive lights to really get people in the mood for a good time.

3) Set up some entertainment;

There's nothing like music to set the atmosphere of a great BBQ. Find out what kind of music your man likes and put together a great playlist for him to enjoy while he grills up his favourite dishes (or you can even have an open mic night if you're feeling extra festive!). You can also set up outdoor games like cornhole, horseshoes, or ladder ball--all of which are surefire crowd-pleasers.

4) Create a signature drink;

Create something special that your guests won't forget with a signature drink! Whether it be beer, a summary punch, or even a fruity cocktail, it's sure to be a hit. You could even ask for suggestions from your guests and make a few different types. But, of course, remember the exciting drinks for the kids!

5) And last but not least--don't forget the fire;

Nothing beats that smoky aroma of cooking over an open flame. Have plenty of charcoal and lighter fluid on hand (not to mention some long-handled tongs), so you can get your BBQ going in no time. In addition, make sure to have a fire extinguisher nearby for safety.

In conclusion, by following these tips, you can create an unforgettable BBQ for the man in your life. With delicious food, festive decorations, great music and games, and even a signature drink--he won't forget this special occasion any time soon. So break out those tongs and get to grilling! Thanks for reading, and happy BBQing!

4 Ways You Can Add Space And Clarity To Your Home'

 

A person's home is something that should be taken very seriously. While it's simply a building that people stay in when they need a place, it becomes more than that over time. It becomes an extension of a person's personality and overall life. If you have your own place, then you'll know all about how it makes you feel and how you want to show it off whenever you can.

Keeping your home tidy and leaving a lot of space is an essential part of being a homeowner. It is something that allows you to feel mature and at ease with your entire home and living situation. Here are just a few ways you can add space and clarity to your home without causing too much stress for yourself and those around you.

Extend A Little Further 

If you have plenty of space around your home, it might be a good idea to extend your property a little further. This is because you want to make sure you have plenty more room for extra productive space that can be used for yourselves. You might want to add extra space, too, as it would be an excellent avenue in terms of adding value to your home as a whole. You could improve your outdoor space a little if that area is currently struggling, or you could simply take a room that needs a little more area and make it into something way more wonderful.

Convert Vacant Rooms 

Converting rooms that are not being used can be a seriously good move. This is because taking something that is not in use and making it productive can improve so many different situations in your life. If you do this, you will not only be making your life easier, but you'll be adding way more value to your home. Whether you partake in a loft conversion or do something to the basement, you'll be improving your home significantly.

Improve Your Garden Area

The garden area has a huge part to play in the overall look and value of a home. If you go to work on this place, your entire home will look so much better and everyone will feel so much more at ease. Getting in touch with the likes of Pete Rose Inc and working on your backyard could do so much for the overall look and feel of your place. A backyard is supposed to add an extra dimension to a home, so don't neglect this particular area.

Reorganize A Few Rooms

The simple act of reorganizing a room can add so much space to the place as a whole. Taking a part of the room and moving it to another could make things a lot simpler in terms of how they look and how they function. Try to plan out certain moves and you will not regret it. You might find that it’s simply a case of moving around a couple of pieces – it’s amazing what a simple project can do to an entire room!

11.24.2022

I heard the bells- movie review

The movie tells the compelling true story behind Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem "Christmas Bells."

The perfect movie to watch with your family as we enter the Christmas season.

The most popular American poet of his day - and our personal favorite, too - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow went into a tailspin during the Civil War when he suffered family tragedy. The death of his wife and the enlistment of his son in the Union Army affected him so deeply, that he stopped writing for a time.


It is that period of Longfellow's life, and the triumph that followed when he again picked up his pen to write the poem Christmas Bells, that I Heard the Bells will focus on. This faith-based production is the inaugural endeavor from Sight & Sound Films, a division of the Sight & Sound theater outfit, a Christian ministry known for its extravagant Biblical stage plays, as we have previously reported.

The movie stars players from the acting troupe and was shot on the same property that houses their theater in Lancaster, PA.

 #iheardthebellsMIN will play in movie theaters nationwide in a three-day limited engagement put on by distributor Fathom Events on December 1st, 3rd and 4th. You can purchase tickets now via this link to their website, and the trailer below will give you a feel for the picture in the meantime.https://youtu.be/DKRc3BykJvg


Special Thanks to 

#momentuminfluencernetwork for the opportunity to review this movie.

Many thanks to Sight and Sound films for providing this movie to review.


Giveaway:

Tell me if you plan to watch it, a $10 amazon giftcard can be yours if you leave a comment below.




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