This week has been really hectic leading up to both kids' birthdays: Emma's 16th on January 13 and Oliver's 12th on January 18. Between organizing the parties, the sleepovers and the gifts, I have all the regular stuff to do as well. This week's Scoop is all about things that save me time in some way.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hope to see you bright and early Monday morning.
N˚ 1 The next time you bake cookies, make a double or triple batch and freeze them on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, put them in a large Ziploc or a container and bake up as needed.
N˚ 2 Astrid Tasks/To-Do List app, an amazing free personal assistant app
N˚ 3 Prepare your breakfast the night before. Put all your fruit, milk, silken tofu, or yogurt in the blender pitcher in the refrigerator overnight. (You can even prechop a banana. It will brown, but that will not affect the flavor of the shake.) In the morning, set it on the blender and press the button [tip from Real Simple]
N˚ 4 When you have a lot of garlic to peel for a recipe, this gadget really works and really saves time. You stick 7 or 8 garlic cloves in the tube and roll it back and forth on a cutting board. When you tip the cloves out, they're all peeled and most of the skins are still inside the tube. A quick rinse under the faucet and the peels are gone. I love mine and use it often.