Meal Planning

Jillian Clary

Food Safety:

To keep yourself safe in the kitchen, make sure you prevent cuts, burns and fires, falls, electrical shock, chemical poisoning, choking, and always wear the correct clothes and pull back your hair. Always wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food, and wear a hat and an apron.

To prevent foodborne illness, clean, cook, chill, and separate. Don't use the same cutting board for meat and vegetables, chill foods to at least 32-40˚F, Cook foods to at least 140-160˚F, and never let foods reach the danger zone. The danger zone is anywhere between 40-140˚F. This is where bacteria grows the best!!! If you ever have an upset stomach, a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration, call a doctor because you might have a foodborne illness!

Timetables:

Timetables are important to ensure you have enough time to finish your recipe. In a time table, you list tasks with optional start times, like mixing dry ingredients or the final cleanup. Next you list the pre-preparation tasks. These are things you do before you even start to make the recipe, like buying the ingredients, or reading the recipe. In timetables, it's always better to give yourself too much time versus too little time, so you know you'll have enough time to complete each task. All in all, to make a timetable, you need to list your steps, list your pre-preparation time, list your cooking time, calculate your total time, and calculate the starting time.

Collaboration

Working together with someone to complete a goal

Dovetailing:

Doing two things at once to save time, like washing dishes while food cooks in the oven.

Preparation Tasks

Preparation tasks are things you need to do before you start cooking, like preheating the oven, or greasing your cooking pan.

Recipes:

A recipe is your instructions for cooking something. It lists the steps for cooking, the ingredients you need, how long for cooking, how much it makes, and anything you need to know about the food you're cooking.

Work Plan:

A work plan is the order you're going to cook something in, and how you're going to do it. It's kind of like the recipe for the recipe in a way.