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Set Up Your Cooking Space to Save Time in the Kitchen

practice mise en place

This is Day 24 of the Kitchen Time Savers series where we’re chatting about ways to save time in the kitchen. There’s a culinary term, a French one, mind you, that makes a ton of sense. It’s called mise en place. It basically means “set up everything you need to create the dish so that […]

Make It a Sandwich Night

Make it a sandwich night and save time

Sandwich Night is a quick dinner that will help you save time in the kitchen. Sandwich Night is one of my favorite meal plans. It often happens when I’m too exhausted to do much else. But, it’s also a great thing to plan for. Typically, we serve a Sandwich Bar which means that I lay […]

5 Make-Ahead Breakfasts

5 make ahead breakfasts

A homemade breakfast can be a tricky meal to pull off, especially when the weather is cool and all you want to do is stay cozy in bed. However, if you make your breakfasts ahead of time, you can get a jump on the day, while you snuggle a little longer under the covers. Check […]

Label the Pantry Shelves to Save Time

Label the Pantry Shelves to Save Time

If you label the pantry shelves, it will save you time.  This is Day 18 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. So far, nothing I’ve shared is all that difficult, but like sands through the hourglass, they add up to make the days of our lives a little bit easier. Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Today’s […]

Clean as You Go and Save Time in the Kitchen

clean as you go and save time

If you clean up after yourself as you go through your dinner prep, you’ll save time. And your kitchen will be clean when you’re done. This weekend I did a ton of cooking. And even though I have kitchen helpers, I made a point to clean as I went through my list. My nine-year old […]

Slow Cooking Saves Time in the Kitchen

Slow Cooking Saves Time

Make your slow cooker do the work for you! It will save you much time in the kitchen. When I was a newlywed (circa 1994), slow cookers were not cool. They were the small kitchen appliances that grammas used or that gathered dust on the shelf. They had weird, outdated illustrations on the side. They […]

Clean the Kitchen Before You Go to Bed to Save Time

Leave the Kitchen Clean Each Night to Save Time | Life as MOM

Leave the kitchen clean when you head to bed at night and you’ll have a nice kitchen to wake up to in the morning. This may come as a no-brainer to some of you. To others it is a timely reminder. If you go to bed with a clean kitchen, you will wake up to […]

Make Quick Fix Meals To Save Time

Choose Quicker Meals to Save Time | Life as MOM

This month we’re looking at ways to save time in the kitchen. If you’re just tuning in, be sure to check the previous posts. Today’s time-saving tip is somewhat of a no-brainer. Want to save time in the kitchen? Then choose quick-cooking meals! Duh. {smacks head} I confess, and my husband would be able to […]