Welcome to the August issue of Blog With Friends where each month we chose a different theme and each participating blogger works that theme into a post in a way that best suits them and their readers. This month our theme is "Simplify Your Life" well that is perfect because simplifying is exactly what I've been doing.
Cutting down, cutting out, de-clutter, simplify...and not just with donating and/or selling items we no longer need or use. I am cutting down and simplifying my life in other ways. Like cooking. Now don't get me wrong. I love to cook you guys know that. But with this heat...I'm finding myself reluctant.
Salads are a great solution but it's not just a bowl of lettuce. It can be chicken salad, tuna salad, turkey salad, egg salad, pasta salad or kale salad. I said kale and I know some of you turned up your nose. I did too at first to be honest. But I do love kale. Even in a smoothie, yes that's right and no I'm not crazy.
I find that on mornings when it is cooler I can cook in bulk, saute meat, grill and even roast different foods then later all I have to do is heat them up or chop the meat and add to a salad. I boil eggs, cook chicken, make chicken salad or tuna salad that can be eaten as a sandwich, on a salad or by itself.
This simplifies things for me, creates less heat in the house and I find allows me time to do things in the afternoon without having to stop and cook.
What do you do to simplify your life?
5 boneless skinless chicken thighs
sprinkle with ranch dry dressing mix, cover the chicken
sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese, cover
cover the chicken with Italian bread crumbs
place little dots of butter all over the top
Place in a hot oven and bake for 25 minutes on 400*F