In case you missed it, I am posting a link to a recap of Creating An Efficient Kitchen, a virtual cooking class held last week on The Motherhood. I feel so fortunate that I was asked to be a cohost, and a little bemused given the state of my kitchen at times. But I have come to realize that neatness and efficiency don’t always go hand in hand. A kitchen can be pristine, but if the cook can’t find the ingredients or the tools with ease, it’s all for naught. We discussed more than kitchen organization, however. There were conversations on meal planning and freezing, quick clean-up methods, and creative uses of leftovers.
I may have been the single voice of dissent on one point, however. Everyone else felt it was important to clean as you go, but I said I put all my things to one side and clean after. In that way, I can get whatever it is into the oven as fast as possible and clean at my leisure as it is cooking. Granted, sometimes I then ignore the clean up in favour of blogging about my latest creation. But although my kitchen may look like a hurricane came through, I can get a batch of cookies or muffins into the oven in no time flat!
There were so many great points made during the class, by the hosts, the cohosts and the participants. It was a lot of fun but it moved FAST. I was part of about 4 conversations at a time, scrolling up and down my computer screen to read the lastest comments. Thank goodness that there is a summary and that the actually class is still available to readers. I encourage you to check it out when you have a moment. With all of the amazing ideas that came out of this class, you are sure to pick up a few useful tips. As an old university prof once said “The class teaches the class”. I learned as much as anyone from all of the participants and I want to thank The Motherhood and Con Agra for sponsering such a fun event.