Organized and Productive Living

Snacks: How Planning Ahead Equals Healthier Choices

How often do you find yourself grabbing a certain snack because it’s easy? How about the snacks you send to school with your children? One thing I’ve learned is that easy does not always equal healthy, especially if you failed to plan ahead. This past weekend I found myself on a five hour round trip… Continue reading Snacks: How Planning Ahead Equals Healthier Choices

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31 Days of Organized Living: Batch Cooking for the Freezer

The most useful kitchen appliance, in my opinion, is the freezer. My favorite appliance is a deep freezer, and I have had three in my twenty-one years of marriage. The first one we got from my parents, and we gave it to our neighbor because we wanted a bigger one. They still have it, as… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Batch Cooking for the Freezer

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31 Days of Organized Living: Keep Your Cookbooks Accessible

The experts will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but dinner is the meal that more people devote the most time and energy into preparing. It is also the one meal that many families sit down and enjoy together, so it makes sense that it should get the most… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: Keep Your Cookbooks Accessible

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Monthly Meal Planning in a Bullet Journal

My monthly meal planning process has several components. As I have evolved my system over the past several years, the amount of time it takes to complete this task each month has diminished. Some months, I work my system well, adding recipes I want to try, or old favorites I’m craving to my ongoing list.… Continue reading Monthly Meal Planning in a Bullet Journal