With fall scheduling in full force, pondering why I am barely keeping my head above water in certain “family manager” roles has been a topic.

My conclusion? I don’t have a plan.

Now, mind you, I am not a “write everything I do down” kind of a gal, I love the carefree aspects of life. Yet I am letting the weeks get the best of me without being intentional in some of the little things. Typically it’s the little things that I LOVE, but these days, it’s the little things not done that are getting me.

So, I invite you to join me today with a baking/cooking day. I started this on Monday, but most of what I made has been eaten so I am starting over. 🙂

If you don’t have the flexibility to  set aside an hour or two today, or you are reading this months from now, use this as an incentive to start your week off with a bang. Make a plan…even if it’s a little one.

I love the accountability I receive from my blog, and challenging myself on my meal planning is one of them.

So here is my plan for the next few hours.

  1. Banana Pancakes ( I have lots of overripe bananas that are getting nasty, but perfect for baking).
  2. Banana Nut Muffins
  3. Whole Wheat Bread
  4. Cinnamon Rolls

Cooking aspect taken from my “One hour challenge,” which is now the trade mark in my kitchen.

  1. Browning ground beef…lots of it
  2. Cooking chicken and bagging it
  3. Doubling a lasagna recipe
  4. Doubling a rice batch
  5. Soaking beans
  6. Taco soup (made with what ever leftovers I have in the fridge.

I’ll try and live blog this as I go along, but no promises since I am a real committed blogger like that. 🙂

So come on, step away from the computer and preheat the oven. Try and do as many tasks as you can manage in one hour. Double, triple or quadruple those recipes. And remember, clean as you go.

You won’t believe the sense of accomplishment you will have in your day, plus your family will be dazzled and amazed.

And  honestly, we’re doing it for them, aren’t we? Yes, I am a family manager. 🙂

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