Save Time in the
by: Glenn Ford
So how can you save time in the kitchen? Try
out these pieces of advice.
Get a nice brand new pair of scissors just
for the kitchen. These scissors can be used to cut green
onions, herbs and mushrooms, plus large lettuce leaves. You can
also use them to cut chicken stribs, or trim bread. Make sure
you only use these scissors for your kitchen. Hand wash with
warm soap and water.
Microwave your butter for 10 seconds on 50%
power, then flip it over and do another 10 seconds on 30%
power. Nice soft butter, ahh…
So how do you get your water to boil faster?
Tired of waiting like me? Use fresh cold water and put a lid on
your pot. It will boil very quickly.
It’s pretty easy to remove chicken skins. Get
a dry paper towel and pull towards the base of the chiken leg
or wing. It will peel right off.
Always put food types in separate containers.
You don’t want to freeze your chicken and other items together.
They can then be put in plastic freezer bags and you can use
what you need from each type of food.
If you don’t have or like using a rack to
roast, get two extreme sized onions, cut them in half and place
on a roasting pan. Set the roast on top of the onions and the
fat will drain. In addition the onions add flavor to your
The best way to remove garlic screen from
fresh garlic cloves is to microwave the clove(s) for 10 seconds
and they will slip right off.
Have you ever had your bowl or cutting board
slide on the counter top? An easy fix for this it to put a damp
towel under the cutting board or bowl. No more
If you need your tomatoes peeled, try cutting
them in half and microwave them. Microwave for about 3 minutes
on the high setting. The skin will peel away with no
Have three fourths of a bottle of wine left
from cooking? You can fill up ice cube trays with the
leftovers. Makes great serving sizes for future sauces and/or
Spray a tiny amount of oil on the grater
before you use for cheese or any other type of sticky
To stop semi-soft cheeses, like mozzarella
and monteray jack, from sticking to itself, freeze for 5
minutes. This will help out nicely during the shredding
Ever been halfway through cooking a meal and
find you’re missing an ingredient? Check your recipe list
before starting and save yourself a lot of time and head
It’s always best to cook rice in extra
quantities then you expect. It holds up well in the
refrigerator (up to one week) and you can heat it easily in the
microwave for a minute as leftovers.