Save time on Mondays

On the weekends, I find it works best to plan out my work clothes for the week. Pick out 5 to 6 outfits including the shoes and accessories and put them all together. On Monday, you will have 6 outfits to chose from and depending on your mood or meeting schedule, you can pick accordingly. By Friday, you have one or two to chose from so it makes the decisions under pressure in the office instead of the closet.

I also like to cook a few larger meals on Saturdays and Sundays and make up a few lunches for at least the first few days of the week. By Monday and Tuesday evening, I will have cooked again for the following few days or make a quick sandwich and a piece of fruit for lunch. Eating food you made is much more healthy and less expensive than eating out every day.

 

Baking Cookies Tips

These are tips for my chocolate chip cookies.

I use a scoop and try to make them all the same size without pressing them down. Preheat the oven completely before placing them in.

I set the timer for 1/2 of the time required on the recipe. At the halfway point, I rotate the cookie sheet. If it was on top, it goes on bottom, I also turn the pan around 180 degrees.

Then cook the other 1/2 of the time. As long as the very edges have some golden brown color, they are good to remove from the oven.

Then let them cool on the cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack for at least 15 more minutes.

The bottoms are always perfect and the cookie is crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle without being undercooked.

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