Thursday, October 6, 2011

Heart For Home Thursday~ Kitchen Day (Part 1)

Today is "Kitchen Day".  Usually my Kitchen Day is Friday, but because of unusual circumstances that I wont take the time for, this week it is on Thursday.  Kitchen Day is the day I focus on getting ahead in my baking and meal planning for the next week.  I know some amazing moms who do Kitchen Days once a month and get ALL of their month's baking done on that one day.  I'm nowhere near that yet. 

I simply look at my weeks menu (or make one first so I can look at it) and make a list of everything I can get done ahead of time.  Today we're not tackling too much.  Our list for the day looks like this~

Bake bread
Make corn chowder and put it in the crock pot for dinner
Make Sour Cream Pear Pie
Make pear butter
Bake biscuits for dinner and for breakfast tomorrow
Make gravy for breakfast tomorrow
Cook chicken for soup tomorrow night
Mix dry ingredients for pancakes
Mix dry ingredients for coffee cake

But before I start, I have a hard fast rule that I stick too.  The kitchen MUST be clean before I start ANYTHING!!!  It is too easy to start a batch of bread, make more mess and then I'm too swamped to keep going.

Last night I made the poor decision to not clean the kitchen.  Bad idea. As a result, this is what greeted me this morning.  (Look! It's dark outside!  I'm really getting up earlier!)

As much as I wanted to dive right into my baking projects, I buckled down and did the work.  It felt good too!

Tomorrow,  I'll update and see how much I actually got done.

If you do a kitchen day today or tomorrow and let me know what you accomplished, I'll enter you three times into my monthly giveaway!


Becky said...

I don't like once a month cooking because I enjoy baking. So I really enjoy the once a week doing extra so I still give myself some extra time for busier days.

Charlene said...

Wow, the picture of you kitchen looks fabulous!! Also, that's quite a to do list, did you get a lot done? You are such an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, your sister-in-laws are in love with your blog recipes. Just over this past weekend we made your pizza crust, granola, scones and lemon curd and every bit of it was delish! I have a request....could you please put up your dutch puff recipe? Mine just doesn't have the same texture and yumminess as yours. I love you and I'm so looking forward to spending some time with you this weekend!
Love, Laura