Things are changing.
And I’m all out of sorts.
But a few things have already been learned when it comes to the new work schedule.
Streamlining. It’s necessary. Turns out I used to be really generous with my morning time. Maybe even a little wasteful.
Yeah. We’ll go there. Definitely wasteful.
But it’s ok. I’m learning.
- Have the coffee pot ready to go the night before.
- Lunch is COMPLETELY packed. Not just halfway.
- Lay out workout clothes the night before so I can either jump into them super early in the morning (not quite there yet) or as soon as I get home from work. No thinking, just do it. It worked last night. And even though it was most likely hotter in the gym than it was outside, I’m glad I got my 40 minutes of cardio in.
- Spend some quick time shaving my legs every day. Missing a patch isn’t nearly as big of a deal this way. Sigh. I’m just so sexy.
- Be better at meal planning. I never understood it until now. You kids are smart.
- Also, cooking in bulk. Not just make sure there are leftovers for the next day. But maybe even for the day after that.
Which was the thought behind my Saturday evening of cooking.
It was my one break the entire weekend and I spent it slaving away in the kitchen. What was I thinking?!?!
It’s ok. Even a baker can appreciate cooking every once in a while.
Especially when there’s dough involved.
Whoops. Does this also count as baking?
Whatever. Calzones are fun.
I just took the idea behind the chicken and artichoke calzone made last fall and divided up the dough to make three mini versions.
Easy. It’s basically just assembly.
Portable. Throw in seperate tupperware and go.
Time efficient. Not only does it take 10 minutes less to make these vs. the big one, you’ve saved yourself from making 2 seperate meals! Man, I love leftovers…
Sometimes, just sometimes, smaller is better.
Don’t quote me on that.