As I’ve said before I love cooking but at the same time it seems or feels like I never leave the kitchen. So to save time in the kitchen and to get moving on with other things that need to be done I’m trying something different.
It’s mainly in the area of how I prepare our dinners. I’m a huge fan of using recipes so I’m actually trying to heed the advice of how you are supposed to use a cookbook.
Probably a no brainer for most but what I am doing is making sure I have all the ingredients prepared and ready for when they are needed before I even start cooking.
See in the past I have been one to start the whole process without having everything ready. What ends up happening is that the preparation time ends up taking much longer because you end up needing a few things all at once. And if they’re not ready well then you are scrambling to get them together. Doing the ladder just ends up taking way longer than it really should.
So just make sure you are completely prepared to start cooking whether you are following a recipe or not. Have your your measurements set aside, vegetables chopped, pasta or rice cooked or cooking while you are preparing the main dish, make sure if you’re using meat that it is thawed and if you are baking/grilling make sure the oven/grill is turned on.
They seem like simple steps but they can help make things run a little smoother in the kitchen.