Save the Kitchen Sink Strategy for the Kitchen

Beyond Organic kitchen sink pastaWhen getting started in this or any business, it’s easy to fall into the habit of mixing random ideas to see what sticks. Don’t get me wrong; I believe that’s an excellent strategy for testing your spaghetti to determine if it’s cooked to perfection (as my dad taught me when I was a little girl, thank you very much) but in my experience, business is not the best place for such a haphazard way of going about things. Instead, stick to these time-tested get started techniques to duplicate strategies that have already been proven to yield desired results.

So, where can you safely unleash your creative juices? In the kitchen, of course! When I’m at home and playing the role of Kitchen Chemist, I love raiding the refrigerator and pantry to see what ingredients I can pair together to create an appetizing, healthy, and unique meal. Unlike in my business, where I employ best practices borrowed from other leaders, industry experts, and thriving organizations, I find the kitchen to be the perfect environment for “a little bit of this” meets “a little bit of that” mentality. From soups to salads to crockpot meals and more, throwing a whole bunch of “stuff” together can often yield the greatest meals.

Though it’s never come out quite the same twice, a “kitchen sink” pasta is one of my favorites. Think of the ingredients I list below as merely starter ideas; use your own imagination (and fridge contents) to inspire the perfect pasta meal for a lunchtime snack. And don’t be afraid to make a large batch; leftovers are the busy family’s best friend!

Kitchen Sink Pasta:  Pasta Ingredients

Kitchen Sink Pasta:  Sauce Ingredients

Kitchen Sink Pasta:  Directions

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Set aside (with a small drizzle of EVOO to keep from sticking) in a large  bowl.
  • Meanwhile, finely chop broccoli and onion, grate cheese, and chop hot dogs into small cubes (1/8 inch) and add to pasta.
  • Prepare sauce in jar for easy mixing (add a lid and shake!) and add to pasta mixture.
  • Serve immediately, or chill for a while and enjoy!
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About jenni smith

Jenni Smith is a recovering fast food addict and a reformed couch potato who swore she'd never be a distributor... until the day she realized the only thing holding her back from reaching her true potential was her own stubbornness. And maybe a bit of fear. When she finally decided to put on her "big girl pants", Jenni (and her rock star husband, Paul) went from founding distributor to top earner in two years, and is now a Youngevity Vice Chairman Marketing Director. With a 15-year career in marketing and two little girls at home, Jenni raises her kids and her family's income at the same time and is passionate about coaching anyone who has: A) a desire for better health; B) a need for better wealth; C) patience for sass.
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3 Responses to Save the Kitchen Sink Strategy for the Kitchen

  1. Mike Battistelli says:

    YUM!!!!! A Kitchen Princess protege, to be sure 🙂

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