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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Downsizing Seminar Rescheduled for Friday, November 21

We encountered some technical difficulties yesterday when we were trying to conduct our seminar, "Is Professional Downsizing a Career for You?" So we rescheduled it for tomorrow at 11 Eastern (10 Central, 9 Mountain, 8 Pacific). If you still want to get in on this seminar sponsored by Stephanie Callahan's Learn from Organizing Experts, see the related post below.

Related post: Seminar: Is Professional Downsizing a Career for You?

If you are interested in becoming a downsizing professional, see our Three Steps to Becoming a Downsizing Professional, part of our 1-2-3...Get Organized series.

Destressing Christmas, Part 9 - Doubling Recipes Now to Reduce Stress Later

We sent our second house of foster girls home to their regular foster parents last night, and we get our third house tomorrow. There is only one girl in this house, and we'll get to meet her this afternoon. One thing I usually do when we meet new girls is ask what they like/dislike to eat. That helps me when I plan menus for the week.

Since we only have one girl and she is new to our program, she will not have a lot of activities. So I think I'll take the opportunity to use the lighter schedule to double up on recipes to free up my time when things are more hectic next month.

Some recipes that lend themselves to doubling and freezing are: taco meat, spaghetti sauce, lasagna, chili, soup, baked ziti, and meatloaf. I have a couple of pumpkins I want to cut up and cook, so maybe I'll get a head start on making some pumpkin bread for neighbors' Christmas gifts. And make some more curry pumpkin soup we tried out this week - it was fabulous!

What recipes do you like to double and freeze?

Related posts: Destressing Christmas, Part 6 - Planning Holiday Meals, Getting Organized for School - Planning Dinner, Planning Dinner

Need some help planning dinner? Three Steps to Planning Dinner or Hassle Free Dinners from our 1-2-3...Get Organized series might get you started.