Sweet, Sweet Sunday

And to All a Good Night

January 1

  • *A Series of Unfortunate Events, Season 3
    Across the Universe
    Babel
    Black Hawk Down
    City of God
    *COMEDIANS of the world
    Definitely, Maybe
    Godzilla
    Happy Feet
    Hell or High Water
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    It Takes Two
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    Jersey Boys
    Mona Lisa Smile
    Mr. Bean’s Holiday
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    *Pinky Malinky
    Pulp Fiction
    Swingers
    Tears of the Sun
    The Addams Family
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    The Dark Knight
    The Departed
    The Mummy
    The Mummy Returns
    The Strangers
    *Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
    Watchmen
    XXX: State of the Union

January 2 …Monty Python and the Holy Grail

January 4

  • …*And Breathe Normally
    *Call My Agent!, Season 3
    *El Potro: Unstoppable
    *Lionheart

January 9

  • *GODZILLA The Planet Eater
    Solo: A Star Wars Story

January 10 …*When Heroes Fly

January 11

  • *Friends From College, Season 2
    *ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium
    *Sex Education
    *Solo
    *The Last Laugh

January 15

  • *Revenger
    *Sebastain Maniscalo: Stay Hungry

January 16 …American Gangster

January 17 …American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

January 18

  • *Carmen Sandiego
    *Close
    *FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
    *GIRL
    *Grace and Frankie, Season 5
    *IO
    *Soni
    *The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes, Season 2 Part B
    *Trigger Warning with Killer Mike
    *Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Season 5

January 21 …Justic

January 24

  • *Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

January 25

  • *Animas
    *Black Earth Rising
    *Club de Cuervos, Season 4
    *Kingdom
    *Medici: The Magnificent
    *Polar
    *Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 4 Part 2

January 27 …Z Nation, Season 5
January 29 ..*Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All

January 30 …The Incredibles 2

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Sweet, Sweet Sunday

Drop Your Drawers

Although you keep your kitchen drawers closed until you need something out of there…and although no guest in their right mind would ever rummage through them, it is still worth the time and effort to organize your drawers.

Taking the time to organize your kitchen drawers will allow you to…

  • maximize your space
  • no longer have kitchen drawers that are so messy and crammed that you have to take everything out of the drawer in order to find anything
  • simplify your cooking routine.
  • squeeze the most out of the space you do have available.

First Things First

Empty your drawers.

Throw away or give away anything that you don’t actually use or that you have too many of or that is broken or with missing parts or

Move things that could be stored in a more convenient spot.

Take the time to wash every utensil, at least ;in the dishwasher.

Group like items together…more on this later…

Take the time to scrub down your drawers with a clean rag and antibacterial cleaning spray.

Use a drawer liner. This will brighten the drawers and inspire you to keep things neat and organized.

This is also a good time to make sure that the drawers have quality sliding hardware and secure handles.

Zoning

But before you do this, take the time to decide what zones you want to use.

  • Here are some suggestions…
  • Baking Drawer
  • Cooking Utensil Drawer
  • Dish Drawer
  • Grilling Drawer
  • Junk Drawer
  • Linen Drawer
  • Meat Drawer
  • Silverware Drawer
  • Utensil Drawer

Decide where you would like to store each zone.

Now start grouping similar items according to these different zones..

Let’s take a closer look at what should or cculd be set into whivh zone…

Baking

  • beaters
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons,
  • rolling pins
  • rubber spatulas
  • silicone spatulas
  • whisks
  • wooden spoons

Cooking Utensils…any utensils that do not belong in any of the other categories

Grilling…grilling tools such as grilling tongs, a basting brush, and a meat thermometer

Junk

This is the drawer for all your “extra” items.

Some of the items that you might want to have in this drawer include…

  • bandages
  • batteries
  • cords and chargers 
  • flashlights
  • paper clips
  • rubberbands
  • safety pins
  • scissors
  • tape
  • twine or string
  • twist ties

Place smaller items in small plastic containers with lids I have found maraschino cherries jars to be awesome. Stick only one thing into each jar.

Taking the time to label each jar, telling what’s inside the jar, is very useful.

Other things that you could use to organize your drawers include cardboard boxes, store-bought drawer dividers, or empty Tupperware containers.

it is a good idea to go back through these drawers about four times a year so that they don’t become “junk drawers,” but “miscellaneous storage drawers” instead.

Linen Drawer…Designate a drawer for kitchen linens, such as…

  • kitchen towels
  • napkins
  • oven mitts
  • placemats
  • table runners
  • tablecloths

Meat Drawer…Things that you ight want to store in this drawer include…

  • basting tool
  • meat thermometer
  • seasoning brush
  • tenderizer

Silverware Drawer

Using Drawer Dividers

As far as dividers, be sure to measure the height, width, and length of yout drawers before you waste money buying dividers that will not fit into the drawer.

Using clear acrylic dividers allows you to see the drawer liner that you just installed and makes it easier to see things.

Another great idea is using expandable or pegboard drawer dividers that will allow you to adjust the size of the divider to fit the dimensions of your drawer.