Bob Blumer. At the beginning of the week I post at least 3 dishes on the blackboard I plan to make. Here's what's interesting. When I write the dishes on the blackboard, I’m more likely to make them. Conversely if I keep the what I plan to make in my head, they are less likely to be made. If you find it difficult to prepare meals during the week, give this a try. That subtle reminder each time you step into the kitchen gets more homemade dishes on the table.
Clock Radio with ipod Dock
When I didn’t have kids I'd crank the tunes on the home stereo when I cooked. Now I connect my ipod to a small clock radio that sits in the corner of my kitchen countertop. It allows me to still enjoy my music, even with the other chaos surrounding me in the house. It’s a nice escape that brings out the creativity in my cooking and makes the time slicing and sautéing fly by.
I used to keep all my cookbooks tucked away in a hard-to-reach cupboard. Now I find having my favorite cookbooks within easy reach is a true time saver. It also adds a personal touch to the kitchen. My entire cookbook library won’t fit into the open storage space I have in my kitchen so I often switch a few of the books each month to refresh the collection. I love having easy access to lots of cooking ideas and inspiration!