Preparing meals is often a hurried task, with time pressing in before and after. When it’s difficult to find spices or other food items, containers or utensils, meal prep times can become frustrating events. But there are plenty of kitchen organizers available to make mealtime a cinch instead of a trial.
Breakfast like Swiss Muesli, or a hearty soup as a lunch or dinner option, are meals that can be made in advance and either frozen (soup) or refrigerated (oatmeal). I’m really big on this because I get home late. If it weren’t for preparing meals in advance I’d be eating pizza every night!
At the end of the week, we look at the chart and decide on a fun activity or project to do together as their reward. Sometimes, we make milkshakes or cookies, other times we paint and glue ribbons. Just something to show that we appreciate their good behavior and their are rewards for that.
Cabin rentals with heat and electric are available for guests to warm up and relax after a full day of outdoor activities. A stove and refrigerator make meal prep desert more like home, but die-hard campers can use the fire pit if preferred.
If you can make it to your local Meijer today or tomorrow, they have a great deal on English muffins. All varieties of Aunt Millie’s English muffins are on sale for 10 for $10 and the 11th is free. You can mix and match the muffins with other 10 for $10 items to get the freebie as well. Other items included in the sale include Chobani Greek yogurt, Meijer bread and baby carrots. However, if you are gearing up for the school year, you may just want to stock up on cheap English muffins.
Planning is everything. Don’t wait until 5 p.m. to begin thinking about dinner. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate 3 course meal. There are going to be days when 5 p.m. arrives a lot sooner than you expected, but if you have some meals already prepared in the freezer, it won’t be a big deal.
10-Since I do use my dishwasher, I have set it to the air dry setting instead of the heat dry setting. That alone, saves about $30 off my electricity bill.