Posts Tagged ‘food’
Monday, July 1st, 2013
I’m not a minimalist by nature, but I’ve tried to be in our small kitchen. Because of this, I decided not to replace our non-stick skillet when it got warped last year. We are by no means fancy cooks, and I figured we could survive with a stainless-steel skillet. This worked pretty well until I decided to make X-man scrambled eggs for breakfast on a regular basis (crazy – I never do this for the adults in the house). A simple task except for one thing: the clean-up. Not surprising that it was a total pain. So much so that I would avoid cleaning the kitchen so I wouldn’t have to clean the pan. (more…)
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
I try to avoid hyper-organization, but sometimes I can’t help myself. What can I say…I’m an engineer and an organizer; there almost always has to be a better way 🙂 I recently turned my process improvement focus to our grocery list. I’ve used a pre-made grocery list for a couple years; it made the grocery list making process a little easier, but I was still feeling frustrated.
I had two main frustrations with the process: (more…)
Monday, January 7th, 2013
This is the “I’ve already not kept my New Year’s resolution” time of year. I’ve never liked New Year’s resolutions for the following reasons:
- I’ve never been good at keeping them.
- It is too much to make a big change on the first of the year.
- I always try to do too big of a change.
And what if I don’t keep my resolution? It’s too easy to tell myself to wait until the next year to make a change. (more…)
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Inefficient Files: When being inefficient makes life more enjoyable.
A common tip to reduce menu planning and dinner time stress is to eat the same thing on the same night a couple times a week. I do not doubt this reduces stress, but it is a little constraining and boring for me. I used to reduce dinner time stress by not menu planning at all; when I lived in Los Angeles, the avocados were so good I lived on guacamole and chips several nights a week. However, this can also get a little boring and isn’t the healthiest of diets. (more…)