The last several years, my biggest organizational challenge has definitely been my schedule. When full-time care-taking of my husband’s parents was no longer part of my daily routine, I needed to make an adjustment in priority tasks and start again. I haven’t been 100% successful, even yet, with that transition. I’m never sure if it’s [...]
The last several years, my biggest organizational challenge has definitely been my schedule. When full-time care-taking of my husband’s parents was no longer part of my daily routine, I needed to make an adjustment in priority tasks and start again. I haven’t been 100% successful, even yet, with that transition. I’m never sure if it’s a lack of ability or the fact that I entered a new stage of life, just at the time that we lost the folks. Peri-menopause, that time of hot flashes, mood swings and apparently a loss of ability to organize thoughts and actions in the same way as before, had hit me full-force. The ducks-in-a-row person that I was and still have a strong desire to be, seems to lose a duck here and there, now. As a perfectionist, do-it-myself kind of person, that’s been a little distressing and I find myself backing up and “starting over” often, to try and get my organizational “mojo” back. So, when I had the chance to review a new book, Pretty Neat, by Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch, I was definitely curious to see what they had to teach on the subject of organization.
To say I was slightly taken aback by their twist on organization is a vast understatement. I’m what they refer to in their book as a “control freak”. I wonder how they expected us to respond to their suggestions? My initial reaction was to read the first chapter and a half and stick the book on a pile of “things to do”. Everything they suggested put me off and seemed like a piece-meal, half-way attempt at doing everything. And then they had the moxie to say that it was okay to do things in that manner. Needless to say, that didn’t set well with me and I wasn’t terribly enthusiastic about getting back to my review.
The next week, I ended up with a “bug” that put me out of commission for several days. During that time, I had plenty of time for reading and I was able to finish up Pretty Neat. By the end of the book, I understood what the authors were getting at and it made a lot more sense, though for me personally, I would definitely have to put a huge amount of effort into trying to feel satisfied and successful with these methods. That takes nothing from the book, it simply speaks to a deeply-rooted OCD need to finish everything “correctly”.
Rockmore and Welch take the pressure off getting organized by proposing that we all set our own standards of “correctness”. They teach that the comfortable level of organization for you, is what is correct for you and that all the stress comes from believing we have to meet someone else’s idea of organizational success. If you’re looking for a book filled with lists of organizational tips and techniques, then this book really isn’t what you’re looking for. But, if instead, the personal stories of women who have learned to accept the level of organization that makes them and their families comfortable without worrying about a specific set of “rules” about how to be organized, I believe you will find Pretty Neat to be freeing — and a real tension reliever.
I received a copy of Pretty Neat in order to read it and write this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. All views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.
Spring is nearly here and summer is just around the corner. What’s your frugal secret for getting in shape, being fit, eating healthy? A gym membership might be good, but is often costly and in all honesty, requires a lot of self-discipline to keep going. Do you have home exercise equipment you love and REALLY [...]
Spring is nearly here and summer is just around the corner. What’s your frugal secret for getting in shape, being fit, eating healthy? A gym membership might be good, but is often costly and in all honesty, requires a lot of self-discipline to keep going. Do you have home exercise equipment you love and REALLY use? What are some of your most delicious healthy-eating recipes? Do you own a Wii Fit or other console type exercise system or do you use exercise videos at home? Which ones?
I would love to spend a little more time on this topic, sharing ideas and getting lots of input from all of you. I’m looking forward to seeing your responses and interest level for posts in this category. Chime in and let me know. Are you interested in some frugal tips for getting in shape and eating healthy? Are you willing to share what you already know, in comments, to encourage others?
Congratulations to #459, Erin. She’s our winner in the Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway!!!! I shared the beginning of my Zojirushi Umami Micom Rice Cooker review , last week. I hope you’ll read through it and learn all the features of this extraordinary kitchen tool. Today, I want to share more delicious ideas and [...]
Congratulations to #459, Erin.
She’s our winner in the Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway!!!!
I shared the beginning of my Zojirushi Umami Micom Rice Cooker review , last week. I hope you’ll read through it and learn all the features of this extraordinary kitchen tool. Today, I want to share more delicious ideas and recipes with you, plus give you a chance to win one of these fabulous appliances for your own kitchen!
First of all, I have to know — does your whole family wake up at the same time, every morning? Ours definitely does not. We have early risers who pop right up the moment they’re awake, those who are definitely not morning people and the ones in between. Which category do you think I fit into? – lol-
A hot breakfast can be a challenge when everyone is wandering out to the kitchen at different times. Either everyone has to make individual breakfasts or someone is going to be eating it cold. Who would have thought that my Zojirushi Umami Micom Rice Cooker would solve this dilemma?!!! I was very excited at the idea of cooking grains with it and while I definitely want to branch out and try some of the ancient grains we hear so much about, now, i.e. quinoa, kamut, amaranth, I went with what I had on hand – rolled oats – and the results were marvelous. It was SIMPLE! I put all the ingredients in the Zojirushi Umami Micom Rice Cooker, turned it on and walked away. When the oatmeal was done, the cooker immediately switched to Keep Warm and whenever my blurry-eyed children decided they were ready for breakfast, it was warm and ready.
Rice Cooker Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup dried blueberries
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- water up to the porridge line (approx. 4 cups)
I used the included measuring cup to measure the oats and blueberries into the cooker pan, and then added the spices right on top.
Next, I added water to the PORRIDGE (thick) line. (I do not like soupy oatmeal.)
Place the cooker pan back into the appliance and hit the MENU button until the arrow rotates around to the porridge setting.
Depress the START button and walk away. The rice cooker will alert you when breakfast is done!
My perfectly cooked oatmeal cooked for a little over an hour ( I was able to get in my devotional time and start some laundry!) and then the rice cooker immediately switched over to the Keep Warm cycle, allowing those who were already up to have breakfast right away, while keeping the oatmeal fresh, warm and delicious for those who got up nearly 45 minutes later. Woohoo! No trying to reheat thick, gloppy leftover oatmeal. No matter when they arose, everyone had a hot, delicious breakfast.
I served up this wonderful hot cereal with brown sugar and chopped pecans. It was delish and a marvelous way to start the day!
I won’t take the time to go through the entire recipe, this evening, but I want you to know I also used my rice cooker, tonight to make a family favorite for dinner — Lentil Rice Casserole. I used the GABA Brown Rice setting and my husband has declared that texturally, this version is far superior to our original recipe. I made the whole dish in one pan and didn’t even need to heat up the oven. At suppertime, we enjoyed a delicous, nutritious meal and had the simplest clean-up ever! Win! Win!
Clearly, I’m not finished, yet! I am having so much fun exploring the myriad ways to use this appliance and finding recipes that are perfect to cook in it. And you can find fabulous recipe suggestions on their site. But, for tonight, I want to share something even more exciting! Zojirushi has generously agreed to award a Zojirushi Umami Micom Rice Cooker, to one very fortunate Busy-at-Home reader, as the prize in a fabulous giveaway!
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These are two rice cooker cookbooks, I own, that may be great resources for you and your family.….
I received a Zojirushi Umami™ Micom Rice Cooker, in order to test it and conduct this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. Zojirushi supplied technical info and specs, but as with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the opinions and views expressed are true and wholly my own.
This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday.
Three of my top product reviewers participated in the testing of Mega Bloks’ new Domino Build Game! They put it through it’s paces and returned with a five-star rating! They had great fun and shared all the things they loved the most about playing Domino Build. A big thank you to their mommy, my oldest [...]
Three of my top product reviewers participated in the testing of Mega Bloks’ new Domino Build Game! They put it through it’s paces and returned with a five-star rating! They had great fun and shared all the things they loved the most about playing Domino Build. A big thank you to their mommy, my oldest daughter, who supervised the testing and recorded our data.
The reviewers are four, three and one-and-a-half. The older girls loved Domino Build and caught on quickly to the game play. My favorite little guy was enamored with the blocks. The bright colors and the girl’s excitement kept him enthusiastic throughout play time and kept the girls and mommy busy chasing him to get the pieces back! Even with that, the game only took ten minutes or less to complete, which is perfect for the short attention spans of little ones. They were able to play the game all the way to the end.
My daughter said, “The concept of dominoes was pretty easy for the girls to understand and it didn’t take them long to catch on. They really liked the stacking the blocks part. I thought Domino Build was really high quality. The cards were nice and thick and had really fun colors. My one concern would be the stickers on the blocks. Little kids like to peel stickers and these wouldn’t last long if the game was stored in their reach.” I completely agree. This game was definitely designed to appeal to little eyes and be handled by little fingers. If the pictures on the blocks could be printed directly onto the plastic, instead of added with stickers, the game would be absolutely perfect! Even at that, I would grade it at a high 96 out of 100 points.
I love that parents can play a quick, simple game with their children, that includes even the youngest, in family fun-time. Children can be entertained and educated, learning to match colors and pictures, while fine tuning the motor skills necessary to touch the cards end-to-end and stack the blocks.
To play the game, our little testers picked an animal card and drew two dominoes, to start. Then, the youngest player put a domino from the draw pile into the middle of the table, taking the first turn. From there, the game takes on a life of it’s own. If that first player doesn’t have a match that can be played, from the two cards he drew at the beginning of the game, then he must draw another domino card. If that still doesn’t match, his turn is over and play moves to the next child. If that first player does have a matching card or draws one from the pile, she lays it down and takes a building block for her animal. Play continues around the table in the same way until somebody finishes building their animal. Then, that person is the winner. Pretty simple. Just like regular dominoes only with building blocks to keep the little ones interested.
Between wedding planning and prep, and feeling a little under the weather, the blog has taken a hit, this past week. I appreciate my daughter and grandkids doing such a primo, expert job of reviewing this fun game!
Busy-at-Home readers have the opportunity to share in some awesome benefits from Mega Bloks, too. You can visit the Mega Bloks Family Club, to register for their newsletter, special offers, sweepstakes and contests. You will also be able to learn about new product launches, as well as discovering all the learning and developmental benefits of Mega Blocks toys and games. When you join, you’ll receive a $5 coupon off your next $30 purchase of Mega Bloks products! Yes! Fun and savings! Be sure to like them on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter, too, so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest savings and news from Mega Bloks.
I received the Mega Bloks Domino Build Game, through Child’s Play Communications, in order to conduct this review. No monetary payment was received and a positive review was not required. As always, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.
Wow! Do I really need one more appliance? Another gadget for my kitchen? The first word out of my mouth is always, “no.” You know how I am about “stuff” on my counter. Well, Zojirushi has convinced me that there is just one more that makes sense in my kitchen. It’s their new Umami™ [...]
Wow! Do I really need one more appliance? Another gadget for my kitchen? The first word out of my mouth is always, “no.” You know how I am about “stuff” on my counter. Well, Zojirushi has convinced me that there is just one more that makes sense in my kitchen. It’s their new Umami™ Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer and I ♥ this machine!
You all know I’m a bulk-/ freezer-cooking fan and when I make rice it is usually in a quantity to provide at least two or three meals. This takes up time, and my one and only large burner on the stove top, or occasionally, some counter space in my crockpot. Both are workable options, but they have some obvious drawbacks. The number one issue being they require my attention. If cooking on the stove top, I definitely have to be aware of the time, the liquid level, the temperature. A little too hot, too little liquid, a little undercooked or overcooked and my groceries and time are wasted. Not to mention, I’m unable to use the main burner on my range until the rice is complete. In the crockpot, it’s a pretty simple process to cook rice, but I still need to be very aware of time and liquid levels. The crockpot doesn’t adjust it’s heat or “know” when the rice is done, if I wander off and get busy folding a load of laundry. It will keep cooking (and eventually, burning) the rice until I get there to check it and shut it off.
Enter my new best friend! Zojirushi sent me the Umami™Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer to test for a review. It should just be hitting the shelves in stores, right now, so be watching for them in your area. I’ll never cook rice any other way, after using this ingenious kitchen tool. The other fantastic bonus about this rice cooker? (You did want a bonus, right?) It is for SOOO much more than just rice! The second fantastic bonus? (You knew there was another one, didn’t you?) It can make short, medium or long grain white rice, as well as brown rice, sweet rice, wild rice or sushi rice, whatever your type or style of rice, this machine will intuitively cook it to perfection. You simply fill it according to the directions and let the rice cooker do the thinking. When the rice is perfect, the Umami™Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer uses it’s fuzzy logic technology to automatically switch over to the warmer and keep your rice ready to serve without burning and overcooking it. Extraordinary!
But, wait! There’s more! –lol– Infomercials aside, there really is so much more to this appliance, than the average rice cooker. You can cook grains, pastas and one-pot meals. It doubles as a slow cooker and all of those features benefit from that wonderful fuzzy logic.
So, there are probably three words in the title of this appliance that you’re wondering about. The first one is Zojirushi. That’s a brand name you’ll want to get familiar with. They have a reputation for making really fantastic kitchen appliances. They make a bread machine that I would LOVE to try, too. So, next time you see that adorable little elephant logo, you’ll know exactly what it means.
And the second new word? What’s umami (pronounced oooo-mommy), anyway? Umami is considered the 5th flavor, along with sweet, salty, sour and bitter. It is also described as “savoriness”, and comes from the Japanese word meaning “good flavor” or “deliciousness”. Any of you food network addicts, like me, have probably heard it used during Iron Chef. In relation to this versatile rice cooker, umami refers to a setting which enables you to soak the rice before cooking it. During this extended soaking time, the sugar contained within the rice is slowly released out into the water. Once the rice cooker begins to cook the rice, the sugar that was released into the water reattaches itself onto the surface of the rice, making the cooked rice taste sweeter. The Umami setting also extends the steaming time at the end of the cooking cycle. The umami setting is to be used with white rice, but there is a similar setting for brown.
The GABA brown rice setting activates brown rice to further increase its nutritional value. When you choose this setting, the Umami™ Micom Rice Cooker begins by activating the rice and then goes straight into the cooking time. During activation, the temperature is kept at about 104° F, for two hours. Cooking will add up to an additional one and a half hours, for a total prep time of about three and a half hours. By activating brown rice, GABA (gamm-aminobutyric acid) increases to 150% of the amount in unactivated brown rice. GABA is a naturally occurring nutrient in brown rice that is said to lower blood pressure and relieve stress. The rice will cook up softer than unactivated and the extended soaking time will allow even more flavor to be absorbed.
The third word is micom, which had me stumped for a minute, but it’s actually quite logical. It’s short for micro-computer which is what operates that wonderful fuzzy logic technology.
The Umami™ Micom Rice Cooker is available in two sizes, 5.5 cup capacity and 10 cup capacity. I’m testing the smaller one and am still pleased with the quantity I can produce in one batch. Some other features that are going to be of interest to you are:
- Micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology
- Zojirushi’s exclusive Umami setting soaks and steams rice longer for enhanced flavor
- Versatile slow cook function to cook soups and other menus
- Automatic keep warm, extended keep warm and reheating cycle
- Spherical inner cooking pan and heating system ( I love this non-stick cooking pan. It has markings, right in the pan, for making sure you fill just the perfect amount of liquid.)
- Delay timer (2 settings)
- Easy-to-read LCD control panel with Clock and Timer functions
- Detachable and washable inner lid
- Detachable power cord for easy storage
- Menu settings include: white, Umami, mixed, sushi, porridge, sweet, brown, GABA brown, rinse-free, quick cooking and slow cook
If there was anything I would say I wish they had designed differently, it would be the clock. It is set to operate in military, as opposed to standard time. It’s not a huge deal, but my personal preference would have been standard. On a positive note, the clock was easy to set and the instructions for doing so, very clear. So, of all the features I have tested, this far, my suggestion for future models is a traditional 12-hour clock.
Simple Brown Rice in the Zojirushi Umami™ Micom Rice Cooker
Now, on to the cooking, which is the most important part! My first test was straight-up, plain, brown rice. It’s a family favorite, as a side dish or a lunch. I used medium grain and my own homemade chicken stock, instead of water. I didn’t add any other seasonings at all. I made the maximum size batch, which for medium grain brown rice was 4 cups of dry rice, in my 5.5 cup capacity cooker.
- 4 cups medium grain brown rice
- water or stock up to 4 cup fill line in the inner cooking pan
Remove the inner cooking pan from the cooker to fill it. If you have any spills, the clean-up will be simple. Add the dry rice in the bottom of the inner pan.
Pour whichever liquid you have selected (I used homemade chicken stock.) over the rice until you reach the appropriate fill line marked on the inside of the pan. I noticed that the picture I took, which shows the liquid in the pan, was snapped form the wrong side, but I’m including one of the pan empty with the brown rice markings showing, as well.
Close the lid and then push the menu button, pressing multiple times until you reach the setting for the dish you are preparing. I set mine for Brown Rice. Then, simply depress the START button (Make sure the warmer light is not on. If it is, just press Keep Warm once, to shut it off.) and walk away. Brown rice takes anywhere from an hour and 25 minutes to an hour and 45 minutes. The fuzzy logic will determine the moisture levels and stop cooking when your particular batch of rice is “mmmmwwwaaaaa” – perfecto!
I originally set my kitchen timer for 1 hour and 25 minutes, to see how long this batch would take to cook. When the timer went off, I noted that my rice cooker was letting me know that it would be done cooking in just seven more minutes. Cool!
The rice cooker signaled me with a little melody to let me know the rice was done. You can change it to beep 5 times or have no sound at all. Instructions for doing that are included in the detailed operating instructions manual. I didn’t have the rest of our meal completely cooked and so I left it for just a few more minutes. The rice cooker immediately switched to Regular Keep Warm and the indicator light on the control panel came on to let me know it had. Once the rest of my meal was ready, I opened the rice cooker and used the handy spatula/spoon included, to fluff the rice and then to serve it.
As you can see, it made way more rice than we could eat at one meal. After supper, I put the leftover, cooled rice into a gallon-sized ziptop bag and put it in the fridge for the next night’s supper. How beautiful it was to have already cooked rice, ready to throw together a last minute, one-dish chicken and rice casserole.
I dumped the leftover rice, three diced chicken breasts, a minced red bell pepper, 4 minced green onions, two stalks of diced celery and about 2 cups of finely chopped kale into a 9×13 pan. I poured about 3 cups of my homemade chicken stock over the ingredients and mixed everything in the baking dish. I baked it in a 350° oven for about 30-35 minutes, just until all the chicken stock had been absorbed by the rice. There was only a small amount of stock left in the pan when I pulled it out, adding the perfect moisture to the dish.
This made enough casserole for supper and for our lunch the next day. That’s three meals from a single batch of rice! I love when throw-together, last-minute meal ideas turn out to be SO good. This is going to be an official recipe in our family cookbook. Delish AND healthy! We served it with some fresh green beans and homemade hot buttered pretzels! Yum!
So, what’s next with my Zojirushi Rice Cooker? Just wait until you see what’s for breakfast!!! You won’t want to miss the next post, because you’ll also get the chance to enter a giveaway for your very own Zojirushi Umami™ Micom Rice Cooker! Isn’t that awesome?!!! What’re you going to cook?
I received a Zojirushi Umami™ Micom Rice Cooker, in order to test it and conduct this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. Zojirushi supplied technical info and specs, but as with all Busy-at-Home reviews, all opinions and views expressed are wholly my own.
This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday.
Coupons.com has rolled out some new coupons to add to the line-up for March. Don’t miss out on printing these high value savings for your family! Click the links, below, to print the coupons or to see all the coupons available, this month, visit the Busy-at-Home Coupon Center. $.55 off ONE bag of NESTLE NestEggs™ [...]
Coupons.com has rolled out some new coupons to add to the line-up for March. Don’t miss out on printing these high value savings for your family! Click the links, below, to print the coupons or to see all the coupons available, this month, visit the Busy-at-Home Coupon Center.
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….. There’s a crazy-fun, new theme posted for the March Dessert Wars — Go Green! You’ll need your thinking cap (or the luck o’ the Irish) and a LOT of creativity! Reeni and Christine have really amped up the challenge in this battle; and I can’t wait to see the entries. Your finished dessert [...]
There’s a crazy-fun, new theme posted for the March Dessert Wars — Go Green! You’ll need your thinking cap (or the luck o’ the Irish) and a LOT of creativity! Reeni and Christine have really amped up the challenge in this battle; and I can’t wait to see the entries. Your finished dessert must feature two ingredients from the lists below, one from the traditional and one from the non-traditional.
|Traditional Dessert Ingredients||Non-Traditional Dessert Ingredients|
|Green Grapes||Green Tea|
|Green Pears||Soybeans (You may use tofu.)|
Go bake something AMAZING! Enter Dessert Wars with me this month, for a chance at some great prizes and the Ultimate Dessert War Championship, in December.