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Old 01-02-2019, 07:40 AM   #11
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Work on a personal meal plan that is nutritious readily available and requires little in the way of cooking/preparation/cleanup.

I'm over the hill and picking up speed!
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:47 AM   #12
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I want to start canning. I've always wanted to do it, but always have been afraid im going to wipe out a whole years crop of tomatoes that I grow in the garden. Im not sure why Im so afraid. There are so many things I do at work and at home that are much more complicated.
Start here: https://foodinjars.com/canning-101-archive/

I've been reading this site for a long time and have three of her books. Once you understand the science and do it a couple of times, you'll get past that fear.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:00 AM   #13
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Start here: https://foodinjars.com/canning-101-archive/

I've been reading this site for a long time and have three of her books. Once you understand the science and do it a couple of times, you'll get past that fear.
Thanks, Im definitely going to give it a go.
I want to practice on store bought veggies this winter, this way I can learn by trial and error on them, and be up to speed by the time the summer comes around.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:03 AM   #14
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Thanks, Im definitely going to give it a go.
I want to practice on store bought veggies this winter, this way I can learn by trial and error on them, and be up to speed by the time the summer comes around.
That's a good idea. Have fun
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:32 AM   #15
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I'd like for us to do a better job about using up things in the freezer, as others have mentioned, instead of going out and buying more.



Also as mentioned, I'd like to focus on easier meals, 1 pot throw in the ingredients and cook, or short prep and cook times, but I have a feeling that is just a pipe dream.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:48 AM   #16
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I'd like for us to do a better job about using up things in the freezer, as others have mentioned, instead of going out and buying more.
I need to do that, too. I especially need to use the vegetables from the garden that I froze whole last summer before I get this year's garden going
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:51 AM   #17
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My culinary resolution is to learn to adapt to the fact that I run out of spoons really quickly. I get completely pooped out after five or ten minutes of standing. I have started sitting while prepping the food. I have to get into the habit of doing this. I have to remember hours before supper, or there just won't be time for me to keep starting and stopping the prep.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:40 PM   #18
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My culinary resolution is to learn to adapt to the fact that I run out of spoons really quickly. I get completely pooped out after five or ten minutes of standing. I have started sitting while prepping the food. I have to get into the habit of doing this. I have to remember hours before supper, or there just won't be time for me to keep starting and stopping the prep.
Right there with you, taxy {{{taxlady}}} I have a stool next to my prep area, so I can sit during a lot of the prep, but I'm still bouncing up and down to get things and wash my hands, etc. I need to start earlier, too.

I think DH has noticed He's started asking me what I'm planning for dinner when he goes up to the attic to work out around 6 pm.
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Old 01-02-2019, 01:09 PM   #19
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I'm right there with both of you Taxi and GG. My stamina both in and out of the kitchen is really diminished. Standing for more than a few minutes just isn't in the cards anymore. I have an office chair in the kitchen that helps and scoots across the floor easily. I can sit to watch a pot on the stove and only need to stand when needed.
Thankfully, the SC does a lot of the prep work and seems to enjoy doing it.

Like Bea..."I'm over the hill and picking up speed" so my goal for the year is just being able to maintain what I already do.
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Old 01-02-2019, 01:15 PM   #20
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In the coming year I hope to become more knowledgeable about sous vide cooking so I can learn to use my new tool to my advantage.

I also need to attack the freezer contents more aggressively and not be so eager to refill it when I see an empty space.
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