I am trying to get my kids into the habit of drinking herb tea in the morning. There is so much nutritional benefit from herb tea. Unfortunately, I did not start this habit early enough with some of my kids - for they do NOT like tea. (We are working on this, however). I have the tea pot filled with water the night before.The pot that I use to cook the oatmeal in, I fill with the correct measurement of water, place the canister of oatmeal beside the pot, along with the measuring cup that I need for the oats. I set the bowls on the side of the stove so the kids are able to dish up their own cereal in the morning.
I also get out the blender and 'fixins' that I need to prepare my morning nutritional shake. If I do not do this - I talk myself out of doing it. I feel sooo much better after I get my vitamins in for the day!
I try to have out a nice pitcher for the kids and their juice or milk. I have tried to locate pitchers that are easy to pour. It has not been too difficult at local thrift stores.
Then, in the morning when I get up, I get things started and have everything ready for when their sunshine chores are done in the rooms upstairs. This way, they can come down and eat when they are ready. It has been a nice change this year from last year when everyone had to be here at the same time.
So - this is the Kitchen Tip - be prepared for the day ahead of you - and you are a lot less likely to get frazzled. However, I think it is more of a sanity tip than a kitchen tip! - (...oh well)
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