Saturday, February 9, 2013

5 Kitchen Time-savers You May Be Overlooking

Everyone loves ways to save time. You can't create more time (only 24 hours in a day) but you can use your
time wiser. These 5 time-savers helps you to enjoy cooking more and gets you to the couch quicker!


  • Bake your Bacon. Don't you hate frying bacon? Grease make a popping mess everywhere aiming for the tenderest spot on your bare arms and in your eyes! The easiest, best way to get the most from your bacon is baking it. Your bacon will come out stick straight with little shrinkage. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

  • Rotisserie Chicken. I use a lot of chicken. I used to buy whole uncooked chickens for $6.82 and spend an hour roasting them. Shop smart by buying a cooked grocery store rotisserie chicken for around $4.99. The "traditional" flavor is awesome in most recipes. Rotisserie chicken in your recipes cuts kitchen time in half and your grocery/electric bill by a dollar or two.
  •  Stop peeling your vegetables. The time it takes to scrap a carrot is about 1-2 minutes per carrot if you're a pro. Simply cut off both ends, wash and use with skin on. You can do this with most vegetables. Saves time and you get to eat the nutrients that usually go in the disposal! 

  • Boil eggs in a muffin tin. Do you get frustrated peeling boiled eggs? Sometimes the shell won't turn loose from the egg! Simply crack a egg into a greased muffin tin. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes on 375 for a perfect tasting boiled egg without the fuss. You can also bake the whole egg in the shell and get the same results...if you don't mind peeling!
  •   Delay Start Time. Your oven is your friend in more ways than one. This convenient feature is awesome! Use it for Sunday lunch. I love to prepare chicken pot pie before Sunday School, pop it in the oven and set the Delay Start to have the dish done precisely when the family and I are pulling in from church. Any one dish meal puts the Delay Start Time advantage to work for you. You'll look like a professional when you put the meal on the table a couple of minutes after walking through the door, piping hot! 
Propping my feet up,
Tammy
The Ha



6 comments:

  1. Great tips. I totally forgot about my Delay Start Time on my oven! Followed you from SITS. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. I know I just rediscovered my Delay Start Time! I'll look you up on SITS! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love the delay start on my oven! I love dinner being ready after I'm done with my errands! I also have it on my washer which is a weekday time saver!

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    1. I have it on my washer although I've never tried it! Thanks for the reminder. Thanks for stopping by.

      Tammy
      The Happy Handicap

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  3. These are great ideas. I love the eggs in the muffin tin and the rotisserie chicken #SITSSharefest

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    1. Thanks! I love anything that is easy in the kitchen. I liked your facebook page. Thanks for stopping by.

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