• Robbin

    December 1, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I loved listening to all of those ideas I think once I get my kitchen finished because I’m remodeling the whole thing that this is going to really really help me although I’m not going to wait I will start now LOL I also love that picture of how you have things organized on your wall I would love to get more ideas of how you have things organized to make things easier to get to find Etc thank you so much

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      December 3, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Hi Robin, thanks for sharing your feedback about how the morning meal prep will help you once your kitchen is finished from a remodel. We find that if you keep your staple pantry ingredients out in viewable containers, you are far more likely to cook with them. As the old saying goes, out of sight out of mind. We encourage you to keep your whole grains, dry legumes, nuts, seeds and spices on a shelf where you have easy access to them and they offer inspiration even in a quick sprint to prep some protein before you head off to work. Many of our members have completely reorganized racks in their kitchen, shelves and drawers so everything is neat and easy to retrieve once they jump into cooking. We have even seen book shelves transformed into open pantries to help remind our members of what they have on hand to make nourishing meals from scratch. Warmly, Maddy

  • Meryl

    December 17, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    I can see that having what you need on hand, portion packing your frozen proteins and taking steps in the morning to make dinner prep much faster….all makes sense. But when you spoke of baking squash or potatoes in the morning you did not explain how that is reasonable for most people. My oven takes 15-20 min to reach temp and a whole butternut squash will takes 45min or more. How many hours do you think people have in the morning before work? Are you assuming that people can schedule the bake time and leave it baking to turn off by itself?
    Also for those of us that are not morning people, most of this could be done in the evening to prep for the next day.

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      December 18, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Hi Meryl, thanks for letting us know what tips worked for you to help you prepare for a healthy meal in the time you have in the morning prior to heading out for the day. We understand that everyone’s morning is different and so if you don’t have enough time then, you absolutely can bake the squash the night before like you suggested or even batch cook earlier in the week. We are all about meeting people where they are at and offering tips that can help them make changes to reach their health goals in achievable ways. We hope you can start implementing some of the tips that appeal to you as you go! Warmly, Maddy

      1. Veronica

        May 10, 2019 at 6:18 pm

        I’m really enjoying all the great ideas and tips for homemade cooking! Even though I’m retired I still like to prep my dinner early in the day for quick preparation at dinner time. You mentioned boiling potatoes or baking squash early in the day and I’m wondering how you store it until dinner time….do you leave it sitting out on counter/stove or refrigerate?

        1. Homemade Method

          May 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm

          Hello Veronica! We are so happy that you are enjoying the ideas and tips that we are sharing about Homemade cooking. Prepping your dinner early in the day is a great time saving strategy, no matter what your day looks like. Kudos to you for being so efficient! When I cook up veggies earlier in the day, I do place them covered in the refrigerator for safe keeping. Then, depending on how I’ll serve them that evening, I’ll heat them up, but it just won’t take as long. It is a good idea to always have food safety in mind when cooking in the kitchen. We hope you continue to enjoy the Homemade experience! Warmly, Katy

  • Carol

    October 28, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for the video. I am a morning person and retired but have always found by supper time I have little desire to cook. I will start doing the morning prep work trusting I will be motivated to prepare a proper nourishing and satisfying supper.

    1. Homemade Method

      October 31, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Carol! We are so happy that you’ve enjoyed the video! Even just a few minutes of prep in the morning can make dinner time not so daunting when the time comes. We hope you see the improve motivation in your life to create more nourishing and satisfying dinners! Warmly, Katy

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