I'm in a kitchen frenzy today. My mom's birthday is coming up, so I decided to try out this recipe for German chocolate cake www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mamas-german-chocolate-cake. One thing led to another, and I ended up simultaneously making mini bran muffins. And cleaning out the pantry. And blogging while waiting for everything to bake. All while Avery slept.
I find baking, and organizing, quite relaxing when I get some alone time to do so. BUT. There are always those little annoying tasks that pop up during these processes that make me cringe. Can't someone make an app for these?? Here's what I particularly dislike...
Cleaning mini muffin tins. Apparently my dishwasher hates this task too, so I'm always left scrubbing out those tiny, individual tin cups myself. One by one. Every nook and cranny. So fun.
Stirring the oil into the nut butter. WHY hasn't anyone thought to make the jars a little bigger to allow room for this messy process?? I don't think I've done this without oil seeping over the edge of the jar. I've found a butter knife to be the best tool for minimal spillage, but it's still such a tedious task.
Figuring out what to do with random little bits of leftovers. Case in point: lasagna noodles. What am I supposed to do with FIVE uncooked lasagna noodles? Buy more lasagna noodles and make a larger batch? Nope. It never works out. The amount of noodles in the box never ever ever ever ever matches the size of pan I make the lasagna in, no matter how big or how small.
Cleaning the blender. In fact, I avoid the blender as much as I can because I hate cleaning it so. Thank you, inventor of the Magic Bullet. I'd rather blend something in 5 batches using the Magic Bullet than take the blender out of its box, use it once, and then have to take it apart and wash the components separately, by hand. Plus it takes up soooo much counter space when it dries.
The kitchen junk drawer. Ugh. No matter how many times I've organized this thing, chaos always takes over in a matter of days. There is literally NO good place to put the little odds and ends that end up in the junk drawer. So junky it remains, eating away at my sanity little by little every time I open it.
Ok rant over. Please feel free to vent about kitchen tasks you hate in the comments. We're all in this together, friends.
I’m Betty and I live in the beautiful pacific northwest. I'm a mommy. Vegetarian. Wife to a meatatarian. Pediatric physical therapist. Outdoor enthusiast. Enjoyer of fitness/healthy living. Even bigger enjoyer wine and chocolate lava cake. And hoping to find some balance between it all.