Everyone always has big plans for the New Year and one thing I wanted to focus on this year was organization. I found this great printable for a ‘Don’t Break The Chain’ 2015 Calendar – I have 2 of these taped on my wall by my desk! So what is don’t break the chain?
This what my personal key is so that way I stay consistent throughout it. At a quick glance I can see what is going on during any part of the day.
This is my Monthly section for January complete with monthly overview and the start of my important things list for the month. I have been using this for work and home at the same time and I love it – no other system has ever worked so well to keep my To Dos and random weird notes from becoming unmanageable. Here is the official Bullet Journal video for the overview of the system.
Something that is just a small tweak that has been really beneficial for me was to change my Chrome tab screen. I switched to a tab screen called Momentum.
So here is why I really love it – amazing new image daily, the time huge, the Today part is the main thing you want to complete in the day, the bottom corner has a cheeky to do list feature AND it has local weather in the corner. ADDED BONUS: In addition to the beautiful photography that changes daily at the very bottom there is a motivating quote that also changes daily. Seriously I LOVE this. I use it at home and at work! Totally give it a try!
Something else I am focusing on for the New Year are easy, quick and healthy meals – I know that it is something that everyone struggles with. I purchased a fantastic eBook from my favorite Aussie cook! I cannot say enough great things about this book! The recipes have 5 variants for each recipe – so they can all be made vegetarian or pescetarian [sometimes even both easily which is great for our mixed house)! They are also all wheat free which is fantastic for my intolerance. They are all about 5 ingredients and take about 10 – 15 minutes to make. Let me say that again – the recipes are all about 5 ingredients and take 10 – 15 minutes to make. I have many of her eBooks (like more than 10!) and they are all worth the money. They are simple recipes made with real food really fast!
I am actually adapting a recipe from this for dinner here tonight:
3-4 Tablespoons Butter
2 Containers Mushrooms, chopped [they were on sale 4 containers for $5!]
1.5 Cups Cooked Split Peas [they are being cooked in the slowcooker because I am that lazy – they were also on sale]
1-2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
2-3 Tablespoons Dill [what needs to get used up in the fridge!]
- Heat butter in a big pan over a medium heat. Add mushrooms and stir ever few minutes until they are browned and tender. It should take ~10 minutes.
- Add cooked split peas and tomato paste and warm everything up.
- Taste then add the dill, taste again and season. Serve with a little extra dill on top
As you can see the recipe above takes about 15 minutes to make. I am already making the split peas for the next week as an easy side so I don’t even count it as time for this recipe. If you want to make it quicker used canned lentils like the original recipe or canned beans. SUPER EASY. Also this would be killer with a poached egg on top. As you can se nothing weird, recipes are easily adaptable to what you have on hand and are real food. Her recipes are heaven!