Today is Day 28 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. Check out the series and find out how you can get in and out of the kitchen.
How many times has your dinner plan backfired on you? For me, at least once a week, if not more often. What I’ve found is that one of three things can happen:
- I can spend extra time fiddling in the kitchen figuring out what to make or how to salvage my original plan.
- I can go for take-out.
- I can turn to a back-up plan.
I’ll take door #3, Bob.
Have a backup plan.
What I’ve found is that if I have a backup plan and the accompanying groceries, dinner happens pretty quickly, sometimes more quickly than my original plan could have — if it had obeyed.
Last fall I created a list of 12 Easy Meals to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat. This year I followed it up with 6 MORE Easy Meals to Make When There’s “Nothing” to Eat. These lists have been invaluable to me in getting meals on the table without shelling out too much cash or spending too much time.
Have a backup plan, and you’ll save time in the kitchen.
This post is part of the Kitchen Time Savers series. You can follow along this month as we explore lots of ways to make more efficient use of our time in the kitchen.