You're incredibly busy! One of the things that shouldn’t be adding more stress to your day is trying to figure out how to make sure there are meals on the table for everybody.
In this episode of Pantry Chat, Carolyn talks about the strategies she uses to plan ahead for meals and the ways you can create your own system for saving your sanity and still having healthy, delicious meals ready for your family.
In this Episode
- The wood cookstove is up and running and Carolyn is making meals on it and loving it.
- Carolyn is teaching the older kids how to sew with a personal goal of trying to get further away from buying “disposable” items.
- What is Carolyn’s “secret weapon” for always having a hot breakfast?
- What is Carolyn’s strategy for creating simple lunches (Hint: It’s about big dinners)
- What is the typical dinner menu she creates and why is it so important to put all your energy into creating this meal?
- How to establish your own meal routine by identifying your current daily problem areas.
- Why creating a meal plan is essential and why you should actually “plan to fail”
- What are Carolyn’s back-up meal options?
- Watch the video on “15 Minute Pantry Meals” for more easy ideas.
- Free training on creating roasted tomato soup and other canned meal ideas.
- Why “producing your basics” should be part of your weekly routine and how you can actually make this a part of your kid’s chores.
- What are the essentials you should always keep stocked and why they should always be included as part of your regular maintenance schedule?
- What are some other good “grab and go” pantry meal options?
- Question of the week: Bethany asks for Carolyn’s insight about living life with such a large family and any advice or encouragement she can give to those parents with young kids and no older kids to help them out.