Even if you never use a salt shaker, you could be eating well over the daily recommend limit of sodium a day. The body needs a certain amount of sodium. It needs 500 milligrams each day. The American Heart Association recommends eating less than 2,400 per day. You would that that big gap would give us enough wiggle room to meet that American Heart Association standards, however, most American consume nearly double that amount. Most of us take in 4,000 milligrams of sodium each day.
SFN will host their Annual Kick-Off Party on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Country Inn & Suites breakfast room in Dakota Dunes. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately two hours before the ladies head to Graham’s Grill to socialize.
While you’re in the kitchen, find out if there are adjustments you can make there to improve mom’s efficiency later on. If you can introduce some new kitchen storage tools to help ease some of her organization pain, you really are a great friend.
My relationship with food was a reflection of a number of things. One was being witness to meal after meal being prepared by my mother. At the time she was bitterly disappointed by life, in seething rages much of the time, and, while cooking, would be expressing her pain incessantly and aloud. It was all coming in to me. Being rather sensitive, I would absorb the anger that came through her whenever I was around her, but during those Meal Prep on a budget times while I was in the kitchen doing my homework, I could sense that the food I would be eating absorbed it as well.
If it spoils fast, eat it first. Some fruits and veggies simply won’t stick around that long, so you should make plans to eat them within the first day or two after purchase. If you’re buying fresh avocado, corn, green beans, or strawberries, for example, know that you should make plans to use them within three days. Apples, carrots, and celery, on the other hand, can last well past a week.
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.
Fast forward a few years later, Ken and I gutted our kitchen and renovated (ourselves I might add). We installed granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, customized pantry, but the thing that brings me the most joy in my kitchen is a little thing. No one notices it, but it makes my every day meal prep a breeze. It is a small little organizer to hold my pans, cutting boards, muffin tins, cooling racks, etc. Now when I pull out a pan that I need, nothing falls out, I don’t need two hands, everything else stays put. Ahhhh! Such a little thing, but with so much power. I love it so much I have two!