The working woman – juggling work and cooking delicacies
The increasing number of opportunities has made it possible for women to pursue the career of their choice. Women are turning from stay at home moms to full time career women or even work at home moms. This has however, increased the pressures on a woman manifold. The traditional role of the woman still beckons her to do her best at home even with the calls of a high profile career.Food is an important part of all our homes and coming home to a table that has wonderful dishes cooked by mom/wife is what the family looks forward to. However, how does the lady juggle the home, kids and deadlines at the work place? How do you have a wonderful spread at our dining table with meeting the deadlines at work? How do you be the supermom and wife?A little planning is the secret to being a superwoman. You can have a great meal at your dining table and also be the hero at the board room in time. These are some of the techniques that I as a work from home mom use to ensure a smile on everyone’s face at home:· Plan in advance. It is important that you plan your entire week in advance. With your busy work schedule week days are going to be very tough and so it would be best to chalk out plans for the entire week so that you are well-prepared. · Do your grocery shopping for the week on your off day and plan your menu for each day of the week. It takes longer to decide the menu for the day and getting all the ingredients ready than actually cooking it. Make sure that you have all the ingredients for all that you plan to cook whether it is cheese for your lasagna, flour for your cakes or chicken for your dinner. · Buy the meat required in advance. Based on the recipes that you have decided for the week buy the chicken, lamb or any meat of your choice and also all the other ingredients. · Make some preparations in advance like chopping up vegetables and keeping them ready for your fried rice or getting your burgers ready for that yummy hamburger you planned for Monday night. These may sound like little things but can save you a lot on time. · Sandwiches, pizzas, soups and salads are great for a day when you do have a very tight schedule. · Preparing sauces in advance and freezing them can prove to be helpful when you are short on time.
An occasional ready to eat meal is fine for that lazy day when you do not feel like cooking. However, doing it very often can tell on the health of your family. With just a little effort you can add variety to your table experimenting with some quick and easy Italian, Mexican or Chinese recipes. The best way to manage both the home and the cooking delights is by being a smart cook and then you are sure to win the “Superwoman” title with ease.