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  1. Assalamu Alaikum Sister Ahlam,

    Thanks for the helpful reminder on preparing the night before. I have found it to make a big difference when getting everyone ready for school the next day.

    Your Sister in Islam,
    Grandma Jeddah

  2. As salaamu alaykum Sr. Ahlam!

    I miss your articles in SISTERS Magazine!
    Thanks so much for an articulate article. I really enjoyed reading it and it does apply to me because I don’t joke with my ‘productive downtime’. I need it more than ever to breathe!

  3. First thanks a lot for sharing these nice tips.
    I would like also to add few small thing.
    1- cook a meal that will be enough for two days as dinner will reduce cooking time.
    2- have the leftovers either as lunch or freeze it for another day.
    3- Sunday 2 hrs cooking or at least marinate and prep. for the week cooking will safe you lots of time/ and effort.

    Again , JAK for the wonderful article

    • JAK Dina for stopping by. I couldn’t agree more, having leftovers can often be a life saver! I know many people freeze food as well, but I haven’t yet been able to get that down.

  4. SubhanAllah Nice tips !

    I tried menu planning. and i had some unexpected guests every time something good was on my menu , later on they told me that they read my list .:)
    And we all had a hearty laugh.

    • Lol @ sabasweb. That’s too funny.

      Jazakillaahu khairan sis Ahlam for all the tips. I’d like to add chopping onions in a food processor and cutting up veggies you use regularly and storing them in an air tight container has been my biggest time saver. It’s made breakfast and dinner a lot quicker. Also washing meat and even skinning chicken before storing in the freezer saves time when it comes to cooking. I like to cook enough for two days. You can make extra sauce and maybe alternate pastas or use rice. Or I’ll make extra rice and then make a different meat dish the next day.

      Zahra Osman