Organized Mom on March 25th, 2010

About this time last week, I was sitting in my friend Theresa’s kitchen, drinking wine, talking, laughing, eating and learning. Wait, what? Yes, learning. And I liked it. Before you ask yourself what kind of freak I am, wait a minute. I’ll explain. I love food. Always have. But as an adult, I really learned […]

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Organized Mom on November 25th, 2009

I have to tell you, I am a house cleaning, desk clearing, laundry washing, hard working, multi-tasking MOFO this week. And today, I just could not sit down. I kept thinking of “one more thing” to do. I knew if I sat down that’d be it for the day. So I kept going from thing […]

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Organized Mom on November 23rd, 2009

In order to keep myself accountable, I’m going to keep assessing whether I’m getting things done towards Thanksgiving. If I don’t keep a list, I’ll forget something. I needed to get some laundry done today, which I did. Yay! Last night I made stock, and this morning I finished it off (boiled it down a […]

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Organized Mom on November 22nd, 2009

We had invited family over, but it appeared that brother-in-law may have to work Thanksgiving. So for a while, it was going to just be the three of us. Then the daughter called and wants to bring her boyfriend. Now we’re up to five. And then bro said he and his wife could make it, […]

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Organized Mom on November 18th, 2009

I’ve been distracted tonight by watching Top Chef. We watch every Wednesday and it’s getting down to the wire. I’ve learned a lot about food since watching it the last several seasons. I would love to read more about classical French cooking and techniques. And I would love to be a much better cook. Since […]

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Organized Mom on November 15th, 2009

We had a lot going on today. We saw a printer demo, watched a movie, and stopped to get a copy of Up because we absolutely loved it when we originally saw it. Remember the roast prep I did yesterday? This morning I put all of the veggies, the roast (which I had seasoned and […]

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Organized Mom on November 14th, 2009

We’re still suffering from lack of sleep in these parts, which makes it really hard for me to get going in the mornings. I need a full night’s sleep to feel at my best and most productive. I haven’t had many of those nights for about 2 1/2 years now. So it’s been taking me […]

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Organized Mom on November 3rd, 2009

I tell you, this time change has really been kicking my keister. I am so tired every night. We’ve both had headaches for several days thanks to santa ana winds (which stirs everything up and sends allergens all over). And the child hasn’t been sleeping well either. He goes to bed way early, which means […]

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Organized Mom on November 1st, 2009

I just recently got my copy of Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and I’ve been going over recipes with the intent of some meal planning. I don’t usually plan our meals. We’re more of a “What do you feel like eating tonight?” family. But with a stricter budget in play now, we have to […]

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Organized Mom on November 18th, 2008

One thing I’m trying to do is find ways to streamline my time in the kitchen. I like to cook, but I like the finished product much better. So how do I cut down time in the kitchen without sacrificing food quality and healthiness of my selections? I’m working on that. So far, I am […]

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