Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 The Year of Organization

During the past month or two I have been very lazy with preparing my dinner time meal, just pulling random things out of the freezer or fridge with really no plan as to what I was making, this has contributed, along with the lack of exercise, to those few extra pounds which have registered on the scales.

January 2013 the month ----- I plan on being more organized with my meal planning, so it's full steam ahead, literally in my kitchen today.  In the slow cooker there is a beef stew simmering away,  chicken breasts are roasting in the oven, these will be combined with salads or pasta in meals later.  Turkey bones are simmering away for a "stoup", a dish I make which is neither a soup nor a stew due to the consistency of the broth and the quantity of the vegetables I put in it.   The ground beef thawing on the counter top will end up being chili, by the end of the afternoon.  Meal size portions will be stored in the freezer and taken out when required.  These along with some ham and meatballs left over from the holidays plus some fresh fish that will be purchased the day I use it, I will have a variety of dishes to choose from, just adding a salad or veg. a proper meal will be ready in no time.  Next weekend I will take advantage of the cheaper electricity and do some additional quantity cooking.  Hopefully, by the end of the month I will be in a routine that will see me doing this at least one day per week throughout the year.  Knowing some of my fellow bloggers will want to keep abreast of my progress will help me stay on the straight and narrow.

There is also another reason for this cooking frenzy, more sewing time, I am getting my mojo back and ready to get into that sewing room.  Again, to be more organized, for every quilt I start, one of my UFO's will be completed.  

Them bones, them bones them dry bones, well they are not dry yet but soon will be as I am now off to take the meat off of them.



saving for travel said...

This is very exciting Patricia!

I'm really looking forward to hearing your results tomorrow!

Sft x

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Sounds like you have a plan. I need to do the same thing. Good luck.

Sarah Jane said...

Gosh, Patricia, your New Year has got off to a very good start. I really enjoy following your posts although I confess to closing mine following an unfortunate experience some time ago. Keep up the good work and I look forward to sewing and losing a few pounds along with you in 2013. A belated Happy New Year to you. Jan.

Jackie/Jake said...

I, too have decided to start meal planning.

quiltfool said...

Hi, Patricia. A good meal plan is hard for one person. But, sounds like you're on the right track. For years, I have done the bulk of my cooking on Sunday afternoon. I try to make enough meals for the first three weeknights and then I'll cook something quick on the last two. It's the only way we get to eat some of the foods that take a lot of prep time. Be well. Lane

Barb H said...

What an ambitious day for yourself! I've done a lot of planning to do the same thing, but somehow, I never finish it all. Maybe I should adapt your cooking plan for myself in 2013?