I realize I haven’t posted on the blog in quite a while now. It’s not that I haven’t been working or cooking. In fact, my world has mostly shrunk to the kitchen and my desk. I’ve been doing a lot of recipe testing for the cookbook. I’ve learned that a great recipe makes me think this whole process is going to be fun and easy, while a dud of a recipe makes me feel like I’m an imposter who will never be able to write a single decent recipe, let alone a whole book full. I swing freely between those two mindsets. The good news is that I have created some really good recipes that I know you’ll love.
I’ve also been working on Eat at Home Breakfast Plans. These should launch very soon, hopefully this week. Breakfast plans were requested by many Eat at Home Meal Plan members. We’ll be rolling out 12 weeks of plans that include quick and easy recipes, freezer friendly recipes, prep-ahead steps and more.
Let’s get to what’s working in the kitchen:
1. Amazon ordering for little things
I’m really glad I live in the age of Amazon, because I hate running errands. This week I placed an order for a new pancake spatula, because our old one started melting plastic on the griddle. Plastic swirled pancakes aren’t very appetizing.
For some reason, I haven’t been able to find those refill sponges in the stores. Rather than continuing to look in various places, I just ordered a couple from Amazon.
Do you use Amazon for little things like that?
2. Hint, hint…
In other news, Mother Teresa now gives us all a guilt trip if we don’t wash our own dishes. Apparently, some people in this family have no qualms about living with guilt. The truth is though, we all pitch in for dish duty and life with no dishwasher is still fine. Even while writing a cookbook.
3. 15 minutes of decluttering a day
I’ve been slowly working my way through the kitchen, decluttering cabinets and even the fridge and freezer. I do one or two shelves each evening. It’s not much, but it’s quick to do and makes me feel like I’ve really accomplished something. My plan is to stick with this and work my way through the whole house. It’s going to take a while, but I’ll get there.
Notable things I’ve gotten rid of: An old 40 cup coffee percolator that I’ve had for ages and only used once or twice. A vacuum belt to a vacuum we no longer own. A jar of marshmallow cream of questionable age. And a lot of other things.
We now have several empty shelves and things are much more organized.