Ok, maybe I’m the only one who ever does this, but have you ever been in the middle of measuring something and run out of it, and had to go get more from your Home Store? And completely forgotten how much you’ve already added when you finally get more and get back to measuring???
Oh yeah, me either.
Or had something left over and put it in the fridge and you find it two weeks later and have no idea what it is or how long it’s been there???
Yeah, I’ve never done that….
So I am such a fibber. I forget EVERYTIME I try and stop in the middle…at least until I started using my favorite new kitchen tool.
I bought these grease pencils (at least that is what we called them when my math teacher used them on a transparency in math class) to use on some re-useable chore charts for the kids. They’re awesome, but they don’t sell them in singles…just boxes of twelve.
So I LOVE that I’ve found another way to use them.
Like today when I was mixing the dough for Turron de Dona Pepa which is a Peruvian Tradition in October….I needed 4 cups of flour and only had 3 1/2 in my canister and had to hit the mental PAUSE button to get some more out of the big bucket in the pantry….except that is just enough time for me to COMPLETELY forget where I was and how much I needed to still add. Trust me, this has happened before. Like the time I ended up with WAY to much flour in my bread, and the time….well, you get the idea.
ANYWAY, I grabbed my grease pencil and wrote how much I had added to the food processor so far on the counter, so that when I arrived back with more flour, I knew just how much I needed.
And when I separated my eggs to use the 5 egg yolks in the Turron de Dona Pepa, I put the egg whites in a container and marked them with contents and date so when I open the fridge I will know what they are and how soon I should use them….smart, I know.
I also use them on the tops of my jars to note the contents and the date of preparation or storage.
I’m telling you….they’re AWESOME! You gotta give it a try if you’re anything like me and need all kinds of help keeping up.
What do YOU do to keep yourself organized in these situations? I’d love to hear about it, so drop me a line!
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