How To Meal Plan Like A Pro

Are you like most people, too tired at the end of the day to even think about preparing a healthy meal?

Have you lost your creativity in the kitchen?

Would you like some go-to dishes that every family member will gobble up?

Watch this short video on How To Meal Plan Like A Pro and then follow Getting It Togethers’ Top 5 Tips

Tip 1: Organize your kitchen. There’s nothing worse than trying to prepare meals in a disorganized cluttered kitchen. How can you get anyone to help you if they don’t know where the items are and you don’t know where they are? Set aside time to donate all the kitchen items you’re no longer using. Clear out all the expired food items in your pantry and fridge. Put all non-kitchen items in their proper place.

Tip 2: Clean all surfaces. Kitchen counters are not designed to be a dumping zone. Make sure all counters are scrubbed down and your kitchen is ready for food prep. Be sure to also clean as you go. There’s nothing worse than a big mess to clean up after a nice meal.

Tip 3: Select your top 10 favourite meals. Things that the whole family will enjoy. Is it stew, pasta, fajitas or chicken casserole? Most households rotate their top 10 meals throughout the course of the month. Look over the recipes and see what items you need to purchase and make your shopping list. IMG_4160

Tip 4: Prepare in bulk. When you bring home your fresh produce, wash it, cut it up and put it in containers. This saves precious time when it comes to meal prep. Select a two-hour slot in your week where you can cook in bulk and freeze. Maybe you could make a huge pot of pasta sauce and your neighbour could make a big stew and you can share. Cooperative cooking.

Tip 5: Clear the clutter from your mind. Once the clutter is cleared from your mind, it makes room for creativity. This doesn’t mean you have to cook like a French chef, it just means your mind is open to put together a healthy meal for your family. Consider deep breathing on the way home from work or a walk with a friend or spa like music.

PS: Would you rather not cook at all? One of my new services is to come into your home and prepare healthy meals for you and your family. Contact me for all the details.

By |2020-06-07T20:52:31+00:00January 14th, 2020|Home Organization, Organizer, Recipes, Time Management|0 Comments

How to Save Magazine Articles

how to save magazine articlesAre you the type of person who loves to save magazine articles?

Do you save the whole magazine or do you tear out the pages?

Do you have piles and piles of torn out articles?

What do you do with all of those torn out pages?

Do you ever reference the torn out pages?

These are the types of questions I get asked at almost every speaking engagement I do.

Check out this short video and hear my take on how to save magazine articles


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After watching the video are you still planning on saving magazine articles?

If so you will want a system.

Set up files:

  • Health
  • Recipes
  • Decorating Ideas
  • Personal Growth
  • Travel
  • Whatever the topics are you want to save.

While reading a magazine simple tear the pages out that you would like to save and file right away. That is the key right there. You must do it right away or else you will end up with piles and piles of torn out articles. They will collect dust and you will NEVER look at them again.

I suggest putting a date on the files. If you have not read or reference the information in that  file by a certain date (say 6 months) then toss it.

Have you found that the same information gets recycled year after year? It might have a slightly different twist to it but generally it is the same ideas and tips. This is another reason why I do not save articles.

Or take my advice in the video.

What do you think will work best for you?

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By |2020-06-07T20:52:44+00:00April 1st, 2013|Home Organization, Organizer, Recipes|2 Comments

Best Ever Antipasta Recipe

Best ever Antipasta Recipe

2 L dill pickles

1 L Sweet mixed pickles

1 Small jar sliced green olives

1 Small jar of pickled onions

2 Tins sliced black olives

2 Tins Yellow wax beans

2 Tins Green wax beans

2 Tins Sliced mushrooms

2 Tins Young cut corn

2 Tins Sliced water chestnuts

4 Tins tuna (drained)

2 L ketchup

24 oz Tomato paste

1 cup White vinegar

4 cups oil

14 Mixed fresh peppers

2 Large cauliflower 

8 jalapeño (seeded)

8 large onions

Chop all vegetables into small bite size pieces. Drain and rinse all canned goods.

Heat oil and vinegar. Add chopped onions and chopped Cauliflower. Boil 10 to 15 minutes.

Add rest of ingredients. Cook 15 to 20 minutes.

At 10 teaspoons salt and four handfuls of pine nuts.

Jar and seal. Put sealed jars in water bath for 20 minutes.

Make sure all jars are sealed before storing.


best ever antipasta recipe

makes 14 medium jars eight small jars and 23 really small jars

Enjoy on crackers.

By |2020-06-07T20:52:44+00:00February 4th, 2013|Recipes|2 Comments