Do You Excel in the Kitchen?

These days, I don’t have to cook too often, but company is coming tonight. So, I dug out a slow cooker recipe, and got ready to brown the meat.

Of course, I didn’t want to end up with oil spattered all over my work clothes (shorts and a t-shirt), so I grabbed the apron that my daughter made for me. As you can see in the picture below, this is proof that I’m an EXCEL-lent cook, but not very good at ironing.

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Excel Meal Planner

If you want to Excel in the kitchen, but don’t have a fancy apron like this one, you can use my Excel meal planner. It includes a recipe selector tool, thanks to Jimmy Peña, so you can search the web for recipes. Then, pick your meals for the week, and print the shopping list for those meals.

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For special occasions, like Canada Day, or July 4th, you can use the Excel holiday dinner planner to organize a meal for a large group, or a fancy dinner for friends. How long does it take to barbeque a package of hot dogs, and defrost an apple pie?

And in case you were wondering, here is the dinner that I was browning, when I had to grab that apron. It smells great, as it simmers in the slow cooker, so I hope the company enjoys it.

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4 Responses

  1. John Batt says:

    What a great idea, thankyou, very happy I stumbled across your site!

    I really want to improve my cooking skills & patience in the kitchen, but the problem is, because I’m so disorganised, I end up eating rubbish as I get hungry and haven’t planned anything.

    This is the solution!

  2. Tony says:

    That really looks good. I’d love the recipe.
    Tony

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