Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thinking Ahead

Ok, last week was just crazy with my first week back at school, homeschooling the kids, baseball games, writing (the job kind), blogging and volunteer stuff. Somethings gotta change. This week I'm trying to think ahead and plan so we don't wind up tossing away the menu plan and eating scrambled eggs every night.

Today (amongst other things) I'm stocking up. I've got a batch of homemade yogurt setting up, buttery bread machine rolls rising to stick in the freezer, quarts of ice tea and lemonade all mixed up and I'm making up quad-batches of pancakes and french toast to put in the freezer for fast breakfasts. I'm determined to face this week head on and free up some kitchen time.

I can do this! (right?)

7 comments:

SlenderSwan2B said...

JEALOUS!!! I want to prep stuff ahead but never seem to accomplish it.

jenelljm said...

I am doing the same thing today. Have the whole weeks menu planned baked treats for lunches and 3 of this weeks meals are ready to bake so I just need to add a fruit or veggie and maybe some bread or rolls. Am feeling like I accomplished quite a bit !I am curious ! How did your homemade soap turn out? Did you like it ?

Candi said...

Sounds like you're having your own "freezer-cooking" day :) You'll be able to do it. You are supah-woman :)

Annie said...

Good for you! Aren't your older kids old enough to be in the kitchen doing sous-chef duty?

Amy said...

Great job! And, yes, you can do this. :) What are you studying in school? I am planning to go back in the Fall and am looking forward to seeing what tips help you get everything done.

April said...

You can do it! :)

LB said...

Yes you can do it! You will get adjusted to your school schedule. It won't be easy, but so worth it. I'm in my 40s and back in school, its not easy, but now that I'm only 12 months from being done, I'm finally feeling like I'm going to make it. No kids to chase around for me, but we have moved 4 times in the 3 years I've been in school, lost a parent to cancer, another one battling it now, and I've been back and forth taking care of them. Luckily my classes are mostly online. If I can do it, anyone can! Best of luck to you! Menu planning will be a lifesaver for you, trust me on that!