Starting soon, my recipes will start taking on a new focus. I am re-entering the workforce (part-time), as a cook in my father’s newest venture – a pizza shop! Most of the time I will be there early in the morning prepping the dough, sauce and other items. Sometimes I will be cooking during the day. I am pretty excited, I just love being in the kitchen! I also will have the option to bring my kids with me as needed – which is a huge blessing (Thanks Dad!)!
Which brings me to the new challenge! Most of the food I make for my family is made from scratch – and because of that, I spend a lot of time preparing meals. Now that I will be working, my time will be limited. So…I am on the hunt for meals that are easy and quick to make – and still prepared from scratch. It’s going to be challenging at times – but I’m really looking forward to it!
One of my goals with this new challenge is to be able to keep my prep and cooking time to around 30-40 minutes. I also want to have meals and snacks in the freezer for those days when life gets really crazy. To do that, I will need to set aside at least 1 day per month for some serious cooking and baking! I think it will also be helpful to have at least one meal per week where I can utilize the leftovers multiple times throughout the week. For example, a large roast turkey can be turned into any number of dishes!
How much time do you spend prepping and cooking meals? What are your favorite tips for getting meals on the table quickly? I’d love to hear from you – you always have great advice!