I’ve seen the studies. They say you cannot effectively multi-task, but I’m not sure I believe them. Can you do two things equally well as doing one? No. Can you do two things well enough? Yes. Even three, four or five things. Think of driving your car, listening to the radio and munching on fries you just picked up from the drive-thru window while you are trying to determine if you need to stop at the ATM. You can do all well enough. Luckily for us Michelle at Hoecakes and Hemlines also is a multitasker. Check out her meal and her blog at Hoecakes and Hemlines and you can be a multitasker as well!
I love to cook, craft and sew. Unfortunately for me, work keeps getting in the way. Why oh why wasn’t I born wealthy? I wasn’t so I manage my time carefully. Last night I had to play with the dog, complete two projects and get dinner ready. I like to eat well, but I don’t always have the time to spend preparing it. I have figured out a few easy, delicious and healthy meals to get me through the week. Here’s what I did last night:
I started by taking the dog out for play time. While playing with her I picked some rosemary to go in the veggies. After we finished playing I came in and washed and prepped my veggies and my rosemary. My veggies for the meal were Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, onion and sweet peppers. I tossed them in some olive oil and added the rosemary. I lined my baking dish with parchment paper (it makes clean up much easier) and put it in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.
After I put the veggies in I took ten minute break to paint some gift tags (project #1 see it here: http://hoecakesandhemlines.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/reusable-gift-tags/ ).
Back to the kitchen with me! I grabbed some frozen trout filets. I prepped a pan with olive oil. Put it over medium low heat. I squeezed a lemon over the fish and sprinkled some chives on it. Covered it and let it cook for about 20 minutes.
On to project number two. Making lip balm. See it here: http://hoecakesandhemlines.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/kiss-my-lips/ . I was able to complete this project just in time to serve my beautiful meal.
Add a glass of wine and you have one lovely meal. Easy and doesn’t require you to spend all your time in the kitchen.