Every space in our house has become more high tech over the last few years and this technology can really make our lives easier. As a busy mom running from one place to another with my kids, I definitely feel a shortage on time when it comes to preparing meals for my family. Thankfully, this technology has given me some tricks and strategies that make prepping and cooking meals even easier! My new Intel Stream 7 Tablet is a total lifesaver in the kitchen, in more ways than one! Here are 4 ways that I use my tablet to help make this hectic time of day simpler.
1. Recipe Searches and Organization
Remember the days of looking for recipes in a cookbook and clipping out favorites and saving them on recipe cards? Yes me too. That alone took forever to compile, time that I don’t have. Thankfully now with my Intel Stream 7 Tablet, I have a world of recipes at my finger tips. I can search recipes by ingredients on hand, like “chicken breast recipes”, or look for meals that I know my kids will love, or search for something new to try. Once I find my favorite recipes, I can use a site like Pinterest, to organize and save them in just one click so I can have them ready whenever I need them.
2. Meal Planning
Meal planning can be a pain, but it is so worth the extra few minutes it takes. Once a week, I sit down with my tablet and look over my sales flyer for my local grocery store and see what is on sale and then I cross that with ingredients I have on hand and use that to make a meal plan for dinners for the week. This not only saves me money, since I am shopping for things I know I will use, but time each night not wondering “what should we have for dinner?” I can look at my saved recipes and refuse family favorites or look for new ones to try and have all of them right in front of me when I am cooking.
3. Recipe Conversions
My high school home-ec teacher would be mad that I have forgotten many of my recipe conversions, but now with just a click, I can use my tablet to easily convert small recipes into ones that would feed my whole family or make large recipes smaller so just my husband and I can enjoy a meal together when the kids are in bed, without a whole bunch of leftovers.
4. Watching Cooking Tutorials
Thanks to Youtube, there is a whole world of cooking tutorials and webisodes available with just the touch of a button. These tutorials bring the instructor into your own kitchen and can teach you all sorts of skills. I once watched a 20 minute video on how to turn a zucchini into noodles- it was worth it!
I love how my new Intel Tablet makes my life so much easier in the kitchen by helping me to stay organized, save time and money by taking jobs that took hours and turning them into ones that are done in moments. With it’s powerful web browsing capabilities I can look up recipes in the blink of an eye and read them easier on it’s crystal clear 7 in. HD screen. I love how simple it is to customize your home screen to have the apps and sites you use most right at your fingertips. It truly is a must have in my kitchen arsenal and I know I’ll never go back to cooking the “old fashioned” way without it again!
How do you use technology to help you in the kitchen?
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