Learning As I Chop

US Open Time Management

Posted in Tips by R @ Learning As I Chop on September 2, 2010

Do you ever watch Jeopardy? Are you familiar with their category “Before and After.” The category where they says things like “the September dates for a yearly tennis tournament in Queens, NY and a skill every employer wants you to have.” Hence, today we’ll talk about two things – the US Open and Time Management. I know this is normally a food blog, but I kind of love tennis. And last night, tennis wasn’t pretty

Honestly, it was a great match. Nail biting and close calls throughout. However when you’re rooting for Roddick, and you watch him throw it away, you get sad. You can’t watch. You close your eyes and ask your husband to call out points during the final tie breaker. Oh Roddick, I feel for you

But back to food. Last night’s dinner preparations were replaced by a late-night class and tennis (duh). So this morning, sans dinner leftovers, I had two options for lunch -bring or buy. I’ve been trying to adhere to this philosophy so I decided to bring.  But what do you do when you’re tired, and can’t wake up before work? Do you call it a day and pack a measly pbj sammy that you know will leave you asking for more? Or do you work smartly? Friends, you do the latter.

As you may have guessed, it all comes down to time management. There’s a lot you can do if you multitask. So this morning, before I showered, I did two things – I set the rice cooker and began boiling some water. When you exit the shower, the water should be boiled. Place two eggs and set the timer for 10 minutes. Go make the bed and get dressed. Around then you should hear the timer. Remove eggs from pot and plunge into a bowl of cold water. Check on the rice cooker. Your nutty quinoa should be smelling quite lovely by then. A few more minutes and it’s done. Pack into Tupperware,  and add some Goya beans from the pantry and avocado from the corner store.  Voila- you have lunch. A yummy, filling and nutritious lunch. Plus a protein-filled breakfast to boot. All due to some good time management. Definitely something to try if you’re in a morning pinch. Enjoy!


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  1. Marcus Neiman said, on September 2, 2010 at 10:20 am


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