Welcome to day two of the Five Day Blog Hop from the Homeschool Review Crew. Yesterday we talked about how Homeschooling Meets Life. Today I’m talking about kitchen tips.
Like many families we have decisions we make about skills we’d like our children to have before they are old enough to leave home. One of these skills is knowing how to cook. I don’t want my lad to end up like my younger brother existing a lot of pizza, take out, hamburgers and the odd roast with taters. To that end, one day a week my lad is responsible for making supper. Admittedly he LOVES to do really easy meals like hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken burgers etc…. even if those things require he make the bread/buns. Occasionally, he’ll say “Mom, I want to make that chicken you made the other day” or “Dad, I want to make the spaghetti dish”.
To help the lad (and me) I’ve done a few things in the kitchen that I like and will miss if we do have to move. The lad happens to find them helpful in his endeavors to cook as well. “I don’t have to hunt for it Mom”.
I love my hanging fry pans
The lad likes our hanging strainers, pizza cutters, etc. We use strainers for a whole variety of things, not limited to pasta. Since the lad is responsible for putting the dishes away, having hanging utensils makes it ultra easy for him and means my drawers stay a whole lot neater!
We are a family of cereal lovers without a whole lot of space to store our cereal (or the depth to store big boxes). When I found these storage containers at Costco I knew our cereal storage issue would finally be answered. Don’t they look nice all stacked in a row? It’s lovely to have variety at breakfast (or lunch… or the occasional supper). 🙂 Makes it super easy if we are making cowpies and want to use cereal in them as well. 🙂
The one small bone of contention we have has to do with this cupboard. If people put things away properly then it remains organized and ergo everything is easy to find. More oft than not though, the lad is prone to just shoving things inside and not keeping it organized. This of course results in frustration on both our parts so… it’s a work in progress indeed.
Do you have things you’ve done in your kitchen that you really like that make your meal making go smoother?
Let me know eh? It’s always good to learn new ways of doing things eh?