About Cooking for the Time Challenged

Welcome!

I come from a family of foodies. My mother is a fabulous cook, and my sister is a chef. Cooking and a passion for health are in our genes. Sometimes we end up cooking the same things at the same time, without even discussing it beforehand!

When my family gets together, favorite topics of conversation are recipes and the culinary arts.

Like so many women, I am juggling lots of balls in the air.

Preparing healthy food, working full time and in my case, having 2 special needs children, with their own dietary restrictions, a husband who needs to eat more healthfullyย and my own personal food challenges is a delicate balancing act.

It requires organization, good equipment and lots of planning.

This blog is about the nuts and bolts of living our life and having healthy, homemade food that tastes good.

My goal is to live a balanced, sane life.

When I am not talking about food, I try to write instead on my nonfood blog coffeeklatchinsight.wordpress.com. I am hoping to be less confusing that way.

If you would like to contact me, please email me at cookingforthetimechallenged@gmail.com

I am so happy that you have dropped by to visit.

With blessings,

Carol

 

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20 thoughts on “About Cooking for the Time Challenged

  1. marymtf July 29, 2016 at 9:55 PM Reply

    That’s a lot of juggling, Carol. The you must be some sort of amazing person.

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  2. koolkosherkitchen September 7, 2016 at 12:28 PM Reply

    Dear Carol, I have nominated you for the Black Cat, Blue Sea Award. I love your blog, and I sincerely hope you accept the nomination. However, you are not in any way obligated, and if you donโ€™t have the time or inclination to participate, I understand and will not be offended. I see this nomination and award practice as a way to acknowledge some remarkable blogs, as well as direct readersโ€™ interest to their work.
    You can see the rules in my post https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/black-cat-blue-sea-award/

    P.S. About being Divinely assisted: if we do our best, He will do the rest, and you are very obviously doing your best under extremely challenging circumstances. My hat is off to you (the sheitel stays on)!

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 7, 2016 at 7:29 PM Reply

      Ha! Ha! Thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 7, 2016 at 8:15 PM Reply

      You would appreciate knowing that this is our first week of school in a new district. I am up to my eyeballs in IEPS, buses, and case workers.๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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      • koolkosherkitchen September 7, 2016 at 11:04 PM

        I don’t expect you to spend time on anything but the beginning of the school year right now! Ah, the countless hours I spent writing those IEP’s!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 8, 2016 at 1:57 PM

        I feel like I must be the mother from hell as I am on the phone or emailing them regularly as we adjust to a new school year. But, I feel that it’s part of my job to advocate for my children.

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      • koolkosherkitchen September 8, 2016 at 4:33 PM

        On the contrary, I personally always loved parents like that! You are doing more than half of the school’s job for them, getting your kids adjusted. They should send you the biggest honey cake for Rosh haShana!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 8, 2016 at 11:10 PM

        Well, I requested that Raizel’s classroom be changed, and we have been running around to lots of appointments. Lots of back and forth, and we are going to rewrite her IEP now.

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  3. koolkosherkitchen September 8, 2016 at 11:32 PM Reply

    Good for you! And definitely good for Raizel!

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 8, 2016 at 11:43 PM Reply

      I hope so. She is very stressed out by the change. Growing up is hard.

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      • koolkosherkitchen September 8, 2016 at 11:49 PM

        Changes are challenging for everyone. My granddaughter started High school this week, and as outgoing and socially active as she is, she is still stressed out. My step-granddaughter started middle school, and they actually had to put her on anxiety meds (I was not in favor, but I do not interfere). To make changes more bearable, there has to be a closure and a transition. Both have to be celebrations of sorts, or at least something active, rather than just talking it over.

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 9, 2016 at 5:16 AM

        Hmmmm. Maybe I will make a cake to celebrate starting high school? My oven finally got fixed this week. Maybe that could be nice for everyone!๐ŸŒท

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      • koolkosherkitchen September 9, 2016 at 10:52 AM

        Mazl Tov to your oven! Making a cake is a great idea, but closure with old school has to come first. As a parallel, think of a person transitioning into retirement. First there is a retirement party at work. My granddaughter is lucky in that her 16th birthday is in two weeks, so she is inviting both her friends from old school and some new friends she already managed to make in the new school. But again, it doesn’t have to involve people, it could be a walk around the old school. Just throwing some ideas into the air!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 9, 2016 at 3:44 PM

        I think we had closure at graduation. And, our old neighbors had a little kiddush to say goodbye. So, from that end, I think we are cover.๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • koolkosherkitchen September 9, 2016 at 4:02 PM

        You are good, then. Are you planning to get Raizel involved in baking the cake or do it as a surprise? Does she like surprises?

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 9, 2016 at 5:22 PM

        Hmmm. Good question. She is glued to her computer right now. I am going to experiment with a lemon microwave cake, egg free and wheat free.๐Ÿ‹

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      • koolkosherkitchen September 9, 2016 at 6:27 PM

        Sounds like a plan! Good Shabbos!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged September 10, 2016 at 8:16 PM

        Gut voch!๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • koolkosherkitchen September 10, 2016 at 9:40 PM

        Gut Voch, gut Yor!

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