Episode 173 How Long Does a Recipe Really Take?
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How many times have your looked at a recipe and really underestimated the amount of time it takes to make the recipe?
If you are like me, more times than you want to admit.
Today I have 3 Tips for estimating the real time it takes to make a recipe and 4 tips to be faster in the kitchen,
3 Tips for estimating the real time it takes to make a recipe.
- Read the entire recipe.
- Do they have you preheat the oven in step 1 or step 6?
- Look for words that equal time like marinate, rest, and let sit.
- Look for words that equal multi-tasking like “meanwhile” or “while x is going do y.”
- Know your personal cooking style.
- Are you comfortable chopping veggies while meat is cooking?
- Do you need everything measured and ready to go before adding heat?
- Rely on your past experience.
- How long does it take to brown hamburger?
- What skillet works best for this type of task?
4 Tips to be faster in the kitchen
- Do a little prep ahead.
- Thaw your meat the night before
- Salt your meat in the morning or the night before
- Use the “prep” section of the free weekly meal planning sheet.
- Use sharp knives and invest in your knife skills
- Do multiple steps at once.
- Boil Water
- Cook Meat
- Chop Veggies
- Don’t be afraid to use grocery store shortcuts.
- Buy frozen veggies (the are washed and cut)
- Buy chopped veggies from the salad bar.
- Have the butcher cut your meat in 1 inch pieces.
Links from this episode:
Free Weekly Meal Planning Sheet
Episode 155 Choosing and Caring for Knives
Episode 78 Let’s Talk About Chicken with Stacie Billis
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Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active teens. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. Check out her YouTube Channel or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.
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