I am all about time-savers. I love them. I have been making a list of my top favorites for you all because I want you to be as efficient as me. (Ha!!!!!)
Can someone PLEASE tell me why I haven’t done this before??? I cannot begin to tell you how much easier my evening life is with a plan. I will say, though, there is a bit of effort that has to be made on the weekends, but the pay-off during the week is worth it. My favorite planning site is elefantitas alegres. She posts pics, reviews and recipes each Sunday.
This is tomato and sausage risotto. Seriously, all homemade. I couldn’t believe it myself.
Also, I am super into making caprese salads right now. I make a big batch and keep it in the fridge all week. I use roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, then just put in Italian dressing made from a cruet, Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar, mix it all together and eat on it all week. You will love!
Windows Live Writer
I am kicking myself for not having downloaded this earlier. It is sooooo much easier than using Blogger’s platform. I love that I am able to just insert the picture and not have to go through some annoying dance to make sure they are all uploaded in the right order, and I can finally type before uploading the photos. Also, loving the fact that when I insert a link it opens in a new window so that you don’t have to hit the back button to come back.
I am a big book on tape person. I usually spend a great deal of time ordering my books from the library, picking them up, forgetting to return them, etc. Well, everyone, the local library has audio and electronic books that you can download to your iphone/ipad. A time saving miracle!
To download from your phone, go to the iTunes app store and download Overdrive. From there you can download the books straight to your phone with your library card.
There is a larger selection for those of you in Tulsa with a library card, go to www.tulsalibrary.org. You will have to download the Overdrive software to your computer, then find your book and download it to your computer. Once downloaded, you can transfer it to your iPhone.
Right now I am listening to these two books:
This one is about meeting someone and just “clicking” and the psychology behind it. I read another book by these authors called “Sway,” which was about your influence over others. I love understanding people.
And because I cannot be too serious, I downloaded:
I haven’t started this one yet. So no reviews.
Foil Lined Pans
I think I have written about this before, but my favorite time saver is lining all of my pans with foil before I bake. If nothing touches the side, I just pull the foil off and it saves me from washing the pan. (I hope that isn’t gross. I promise if anything gets dirty, I wash it.)
I never knew that a coffee pot could be such a time saver. I love it! It heats your coffee up so quickly, there is no clean up and you are out the door in minutes without dealing with the mess.
I would LOVE your ideas on time-savers. I am all about them!