It’s never fun being sick, but this is true even more during the holidays. Because for many the holidays are a bit more stressful than any other time of the year, that stress can weaken your immune system and leave you even more vulnerable to nasty colds and flu. But there are plenty of things you can do to give yourself and your family a fighting chance against viruses that are on a mission to make you sick.
Buy up cold cuts, sliced cheese, your favorite sandwich vegetables and submarine rolls. Put out the ingredients along with condiments and let your family make their own subs.
No one wants to spend their time cleaning but there are tricks and tips to keeping your kitchen cleaner. Whether you cook every day or a few times a week, your kitchen could make you sick if you do not keep it clean.
Don’t prepare fruit or veggies until you’re ready to eat or cook. Pre-slicing or even separating fruits and veggies from their stems can accelerate the spoilage process dramatically. Keep your produce in as close to whole form as possible, leaves, stems, and all, until you’re ready to start your Poverty Meal Prep.
Scheduling your time wisely means knowing which tasks are open-ended and thus not likely to be completed in a single time slot, and which activities are time-consistent.
It is vital for cooks to have their supplies organized when cooking. If they aren’t organized, you will waste valuable time getting everything together at the last minute. Save time searching by keeping similar items stored together. For instance, place parsley and basil in one cabinet, since both are spices.
Throw all the ingredients for beef stew into your crock pot in the morning, set it to “low” and turn on the timer for a delicious pre-made meal that will be ready when you walk in the door in the evening. There is nothing faster than “done”.