Works for Me Wednesday: Dinner's in the bag

This isn't a new idea by any means, but it definitely works for me. When I am chopping vegetables for one dinner I just keep chopping. I already have my cutting board, knife and compost container, why not just keep chopping?

Then I go ahead and group the vegetables together for the rest of the week's dinners, if I have my menu planned. Sometimes they go in the freezer, if it's say a Monday and I am not using them til Friday. But sometimes I will go ahead and put them in a large plastic bag with the rest of the meal.

For example I am making this pot roast, I went ahead and put my peppers and onions in the bag with the meat. But I didn't stop there. I added all the seasonings I would be using, like basil, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Then I wrote on the bag and stuck it back in the fridge with the roast. Now all I have to do is dump it in the pot with a little bit of water.

Because I am so cheap there is a good likleyhood that this bag will be wash out and reused.

Tuesday tip: Just hagin' out

Last week I used a shower curtain as a sheer. But what did I do with the left over shower curtain rings you ask? (I really hope you, whoever you are, are not sitting around asking yourself this.)

I made a neat storage device out of them!

I love scarves, and I am constantly collecting bags as gifts (when you have a kid, people give you a lot of bags). In an effort to both organize and simplify my life I popped those curtain rings around the rod in my closet and called it a day.

Here are the bags.