Women's Divorce Blog

  • Facebook and Divorce – Proceed with Caution
    Not only can social media contribute to the breakup of a marriage, it can also impact your divorce as well. Here’s why you should avoid social media before and during your divorce.
  • Who can file as Head of Household?
    Many divorced parents don’t understand the rules regarding filing as “Head of Household” when doing their taxes. Keep reading to find out what they are.
  • Best Way to Sell an Engagement Ring after Divorce
    After a bad marriage and a bad divorce, many women are ready to get rid of this symbol of eternal love. These tips can help turn your bridal bling into money.
  • Allow Yourself to Heal
    Denying the emotional pain of divorce by trying to avoid it or push it away can actually extend the time it takes to heal. Instead, allow yourself time to work through the grieving process.
  • 9 Ways to Make Visitation after Divorce Easier
    Newly divorced parents have a lot of adjustments to make, but ultimately they want to ease the pain for their children. Here are some tips to help take the sting out of visitation.

Life After Divorce?

The hurt and disruption caused by a divorce can make you question whether there can be life after divorce. How can I pick up the pieces and how good will the quality of life be after a divorce?

Cooking for yourself

  • Learn basic cooking skills
  • If busy, try a crock-pot or prepare lots of food at the weekend and freeze
  • Use recipes you are very familiar with for entertaining

Cooking may not have been a skill you learned growing up but it can be healthy, low cost and even enjoyable activity.

Basic cooking

Basic cooking is simple to do and worth learning.

  • Teach yourself from a basic cookbook
  • Take a cooking class
  • Have a friend or relative teach you

 


Cooking Tips for Busy People

  • Get an electric crock-pot. You can set these up in the morning and your dinner will be ready when you walk in the door in the evening
  • Cook large amounts on the weekend when you have time and freeze the food in serving sizes.  These can then be defrosted and heated for dinner during the week
  • Use salads, fruit and other quick meal ideas
  •  Prepare food using a recipe you have used many times
  • This is not the time to try that new recipe for the first time
  • Know the cooking time for each piece of the meal so that it will all be fresh and warm
  • Plan on defrosting time if using frozen ingredients
  • Pay attention to food presentation
  • Professional chefs do and it only takes a moment
  • Prepare snack food or appetizers
  • These can carry the guests over especially if you are finding the food taking longer than you thought
  • Make sure you have the right size pots and pans and the right size oven to cook large ingredients
  • Its not uncommon for people to scale up ingredients e.g. large turkey only to find they do not have a pan to fit it or it will not fit in their oven
  • Remember larger amounts of food take longer to cook
  • Have a color theme to the food, plates and decorations to create a professional looking presentation
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