This week was tackle your own project. I chose two different challenges that have been on my mind for months but never took the time to get them done.
I have wanted a home management notebook and last year I even started one. It is super organized, cute, and green (I use plastic covers with marker so I only have to print out one page making it reusable), but I find myself not taking the time to open the notebook on a regular basis. I need something more tangible and visible.
I turned our homemade blackboard into a visual home management sign.
So my craft area went from looking like a wreck with no rhyme or reason to organized space I can now use.
This way I can plan the meals for the week and not have to think last minute what to cook for dinner.
I am able to have one major house cleaning task a day to focus on. I don't have time with feeding/playing/taking care of a 6 month old to do 12 cleaning things a day like so many of the home management notebooks say. So I was able to adapt it to reality for me right now.
I have a scripture section. I always want to display scripture so it becomes ingrained in our brains. I found this particular idea for my scrapbook scripture page on Pinterest. The idea originates from this blog.
My second task for this week was to get a huge jump start in the planning stage to Freezer Cooking.
Honestly the main reason I haven't tried to freezer cook yet is because it takes a lot of time up front.
At www.passionatehomemaking.com she has steps to Effortless Freezer Cooking... so that is what I started, with no effort at all... ;-)
- First step is to brainstorm what we like to eat on a regular basis.
- Honestly this is hard for me because we have our hand full of recipes we like consistently but probably about 3 nights a week I am always trying out new recipes. But I was able to come up with a good start.
- I wrote down a grocery list of items I would need to buy
- Second Step: Go to the grocery store and buy in bulk the following items:
- Chicken, beef, onions, carrots, celery, peppers, mushrooms
- Third Step: Prepare the food.
- Chop the red/yellow onions, red/green peppers, celery, & carrots.
- Cook chicken
- Shred half
- Cube half
- Cook the beef
- 1/3 plain meet
- 1/3 with taco seasoning already in it
- 1/3 with onions and mushrooms already in it
- Fourth Step: Store the items in a freezer safe container.
- In Ecuador the freezer bags you can't zip- so I found this idea on Pinterest with how to seal a bag.
- Make sure to label the bag with the date the item was put in and what is in the bag.