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How to Cook at Home More Often

by Liz Miller 09/08/2019

Many people find it difficult to find the time and energy to prepare meals at home. Cooking at home may seem like another task on your to-do list for the day, but it carries many benefits for you and your family. It not only benefits your wallet, but it will also create lasting memories with your loved ones. 

Meal Planning

Before you make the leap and decide to quit eating out so often, it is essential to prepare for this new lifestyle change. The initial thing to do is come up with a plan of action. Meal planning can ensure your success. Start by planning which days of the week you would like to start cooking on. These days can be reoccurring in your schedule each week. For example, you can cook on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings and eat leftovers or takeout on the other days of the week. Pick days in your schedule that are not jam-packed with activities. Once you decide upon the days you would like to cook at home, begin to make a recipe list for that week. Find recipes online and print them out so that they're easy to access when you're ready to cook them. If you're not a huge fan of at-home cooking, try to find one pot meals that can go a long way for you and your family.

Grocery Shopping

After you have your recipes for the week, create a shopping list for those recipes. Try and steer clear of buying unnecessary ingredients that will go bad before you use them. Stick to your list as much as possible. If you’re too busy to find time to make it to the grocery store, utilize the free pickup option that many grocery store chains now offer. 

Fall in love with cooking

A love for cooking may not be something that comes naturally to you at first, but do not fret, before long you will be enjoying the benefits of utilizing your kitchen more. To develop a love for cooking, you need to make it as stress-free as possible. Now that you have your meal plan operating make sure you have the right tools to make it work for you. Look into tools like a pressure cooker or a food processor to cut down the tasks of preparing your meals. If chopping veggies are going to add stress to your prep time, opt for pre-cut vegetables in the frozen food section. 

Make it an event

Food often brings people together. Cooking can become a family activity that you enjoy throughout the week. Involve everyone in the family by assigning tasks to each person and work as a team to create a delicious meal. Invite your neighbors over for a family dinner and get to know the neighborhood. If cooking for a party seems too overwhelming, ask others to bring a dish. 

Once you get the hang of cooking for your family consistently, enjoy the quality time you now get to spend with your friends and family at your dinner table. Invite your neighbors over for your next homemade meal!

About the Author
Author

Liz Miller

“Miami, where dreams come home” Liz Miller believes that attitude is everything – and attitude makes successful real estate transactions come about as a result of clear & open communications, particularly on the needs and expectations of her client(s) and the market conditions. That’s because her first priority when meeting a new client is to find out how she can best help them. Instead of just waiting for her turn to talk, she actively listens. Next, she gives them the information they need to move through the process of buying or selling a home with the least possible stress or uncertainty. While others might push a client to quickly make a choice, so they can move on to the next client, Liz urges her clients to think it through carefully before making a decision. Liz, who is originally from Cali, Colombia, moved to New York, and resided there for 15 years, she then relocated to Miami, Florida. She graduated and received a MBA from Nova Southeastern. With 12 years of experience in the financial industry, she wanted to utilize her skills. Real Estate was the right choice. She received her Real Estate License on March 2011. She chose real estate sales because she wanted to work with individuals and families – not just their paperwork.  Her positive attitude and patience gave her the opportunity to work with Compass Realty where she works with team JK. At the heart of Liz’s Real Estate practice, you will find “The 3 D’s”. They stand for Dedicated, Determined, and Dependable. Liz’s high level of loyalty and integrity resonates with buyers and sellers as she approaches each real estate transaction with enthusiasm and intellect. Liz’s mission: “I treat each customer as I would want to be treated and I try to make my buyers and seller’s experience stress-free and memorable”.  

When not busy with real estate, She likes to spend time with family and close friends.  She is a mother of two beautiful children. Liz, a Breast Cancer Survivor since 2017, she finds time to give back to her community. She is very passionate about volunteering her time and money to support Breast Cancer charities.  

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”                           ~Theodore Roosevelt 

Education: 

MBA from Nova Southeastern

Languages: Spanish

Speciality: Residential & Commercial

License #:#: 3242326