Works for Me Wednesday: DIY premade cookie dough


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Is there anything easier than ready made cookie dough? You just slice it up and plop it on the pan. But if your a big fan of making your own cookies from scratch, as am I, that might not be your thing. 

But you can have the best of both worlds. Double batch it! I just use this recipe and mix up twice the dough. Then I take half of it, place it in a freezer bag, roll it in to a loaf and stick it the freezer. Then if I have company I can just take it out of the freezer, slice it up and bake it. No need to thaw!

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.