Do You Excel in the Kitchen?

These days, I don’t have to cook too often, but company is coming tonight. So, I dug out a slow cooker recipe, and got ready to brown the meat.

Of course, I didn’t want to end up with oil spattered all over my work clothes (shorts and a t-shirt), so I grabbed the apron that my daughter made for me. As you can see in the picture below, this is proof that I’m an EXCEL-lent cook, but not very good at ironing.


Excel Meal Planner

If you want to Excel in the kitchen, but don’t have a fancy apron like this one, you can use my Excel meal planner. It includes a recipe selector tool, thanks to Jimmy Peña, so you can search the web for recipes. Then, pick your meals for the week, and print the shopping list for those meals.


For special occasions, like Canada Day, or July 4th, you can use the Excel holiday dinner planner to organize a meal for a large group, or a fancy dinner for friends. How long does it take to barbeque a package of hot dogs, and defrost an apple pie?

And in case you were wondering, here is the dinner that I was browning, when I had to grab that apron. It smells great, as it simmers in the slow cooker, so I hope the company enjoys it.