Today when I was pottering about in the kitchen I remembered that some of you have asked me to write about how to keep house when you don't really have the energy to do it. I have ignored the question for a long time, not knowing how to tackle the subject. I think that those of you, who are living on a tight budget energy wise, already know how to get along — mainly because you have to do it and when you have to do things you find ways to cope.
Planning is the key word — when baking or cooking I usually bring all the ingredients out ahead of time. Later, often the next day, I measure what has to be measured and put it in a convenient order so when I start the actual baking or cooking I can go ahead without looking for things. That's the thought anyway; usually I have forgotten something and run around looking for it.....
When it comes to tidying the principle is the same — it helps if you're not too particular and can tolerate dust balls and cobwebs!
The hardest part is to learn not to demand too much of yourself.
I tried another pumpkin recipe from this cookbook today, and was not disappointed.
The book is still available — I just googled the title and found that you can buy it in most English speaking countries. My book was printed in 1993 and has a different cover than the new ones.
I'm so relieved to be able to go on-line again — I couldn't yesterday and was afraid it was my computer that was dyeing.