Time is of the Essence
by, 08-01-2008 at 07:24 AM (5093 Views)
"Liss, I just don't have time."
Here is an argument that I hear on a daily basis. "I don't have time to make my own mixes/groceries, etc".
Let me ask you, how long does it take you to get in your vehicle, drive to the store, pick out a few convenience item groceries, stand in line, pay for them, drive home, unload your car, and then put away the groceries? I'm willing to bet it takes you more than 20 minutes, but I can make 10 mixes in 20 minutes, without a thought.
How do you do it?
First, make sure you've tried the recipe and enjoy it. While nearly all the recipes on our site are tried and true, everyone’s tastes are different and what some claim to be the best they've ever had, might = the flavor of roasted skunk to you.
Once you've tried the recipe, simply line up 10 Ziploc bags (or vacuum seal bags if you are fortunate enough to have this delightful item in your kitchen!). Measure out the ingredients into each bag.
For example- if you're making cookies, measure your 2 c. of flour into each of the 10 bags, then your 1/2 c. sugar, into each, etc. Scribble the directions for mixing them up on the outside of the bag with a permanent marker, For ex. - add 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, mix well bake 350 10 min. It doesn't have to be labeled with tags worthy of Martha Stewart, you just have to know what else to add to make them.
Do you Phone family or friends?
If you do, this is a great time for making your mixes. While you're chatting away, catching up on all of Aunt Bertha's latest doctor appointment updates, or lending an ear to your best friends boyfriend blunder, sock away a few more mixes in your pantry. Even a 15 minute phone call can result in 5 or more mixes in the cupboard for another day.
I would love to hear your comments and experiences with making mixes too-
(C) Liss Burnell, Budget101.com 2008