Managing the kitchen is one of the many roles of most moms. From a regular busy day in the house to celebrating special occasions like Christmas and Thanksgiving, mamas need these practical tips to save time in the kitchen and to squeeze in some quality time with their loved ones (and of course, to enjoy the sumptuous spread that she prepared):
Tape recipes on your cabinets
A smart way of having a stress-free meal preparation is to have your recipes handy. Instead of spending time in Google to research your planned menu, it’s better to tape your recipes on your cabinets. This way, you won’t have a hard time checking on the steps on how to make a delicious roasted chicken.
Prepare your kitchen tools and ingredients in advance
It is important to lay out your kitchen tools and equipment ahead of time. From pots, measuring cups and ingredients, make sure this stuff is ready the night before you plan to start cooking. This strategy will save you a lot of time and you can keep your focus on how to make your meals delicious and presentable.
Serve dinner buffet style
Save a huge amount of time by serving dinner in a buffet style. Instead of taking time in serving the meal, arrange and style the food on your table and let your guests serve themselves. Aside from getting a generous amount of each served dish, you get to eat together and enjoy each other’s company.
Make your side dishes ahead of the big day
Pick a freezer-friendly make-ahead side dishes for your son’s graduation. This incredible hack will save you a lot of time in the kitchen by freezing your vegetable side dishes before the big day.
Let go and have fun
If your idea of a perfect party did not go well, don’t freak out. Just because the chocolate cake that you baked is not sweet and moist, it doesn’t mean that you have to be frustrated on your daughter’s birthday. Let go and enjoy the party. Have fun and reconnect with your old friends. You deserve to relax and be happy.