I’m always looking for more ways to manage my schedule more efficiently. Time spent in the kitchen is one area that continues to amaze me. One thing I know for sure is that less cooking time = more quilting time!

I’ve learned that by working more efficiently in my tasks around the house, I can get in more sewing time at the end of the day and let me tell you… it is amazing. It is a total game-changer for the busy girl!!

For more ideas on how you can get more sewing and quilting time, check out this blog post: HOW TO MAKE MORE TIME FOR SEWING AND QUILTING and TIME-SAVING SEWING ADVICE

How do I get more time?

First of all, I’m not a wizard ok? But what I do have is a ridiculous sense that if I schedule things juuuust right and I tweak my calendar enough I’ll have enough extra time built up that I can someday solve all of the world’s problems…. ok maybe not ALL… but geeze, I can at least finish this quilt top before the baby I’m giving it to is born? #truthconfessions

Recently I shared with my readers that my newest obsession is Butternut Squash Soup because it has every single flavor of fall and it is so good! it also can be made in the crockpot or the instant pot and 80% of the dish is hands-off. let the gadgets do their thing… I love it.

My kids even like it because they like pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle them over the top like confetti. Here is the recipe if you want to try it too!

And I asked for your favorite go-to recipes that save you time in the kitchen. Boy oh boy did you respond! I KNEW you were my people, I just KNEW it!

Here is a list of all the recipes you’ve sent to me!

(I’ll try to update it from time to time with new/seasonal dishes) Note: these recipes are all from other bloggers and are recommended by other readers just like you. If you have a favorite recipe you don’t see here that saves you time in the kitchen please feel free to add it to the comment section below!

Goodness!… meal planning for the whole month anyone? 🙂 I have so many ideas for new recipes that I want to try now.

I hope you find some good recipes and some delicious inspiration in this list so you can get more sewing time in your schedule!

Word of advice: If you are trying to cut down on your time in the kitchen because you want to spend more time at the sewing machine… DO NOT go do your laundry and think you’ll “get to sew later”. That is the opposite of intentionally making time to sew.

Laundry and housework will always be there, no matter how hard you run to try and get ahead.

That sewing project, however, doesn’t deser a permanent backseat if it is what brings you joy! Do what makes your heart happy while dinner is in the crockpot.

Less Cooking Time = More Quilting Time!

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