Last week I talked about how I use a list to remind me to defrost food, start the slow cooker in the morning and more. It is a daily routine and checklist which you can download and adapt for yourself if you would find it helpful. I scale it to fit two lists on a page (the fit sheet on one page option in Excel), print double-sided and use in my half-size planner next to my diary for the week.
When I get off-track I can look at this and see what I ought to do next. If I manage to do all three routines in a day, my whole day runs much more smoothly – and so does the next. I at least try to check how I’m getting on throughout the day.
I use the square brackets as a tickbox. Since my defrosting/slow-cooking plan is different each week, I write in square brackets by hand to match my menu plan.
Monday: Pizza (see bottom of post for recipe) using leftover toppings from the food craft at mums and tots!
Tuesday: Bolognese with spaghetti/buckwheat noodles
Wednesday: Sausages and vegetables
Thursday: Pork loin steaks with chips/sweet potato chips and vegetables
Friday: Slow cooker Spanish chicken with sherry and garlic. Guess what I didn’t cook last week!
Saturday: Eating with my parents