Some people have bad hair days, I have bad kitchen days. Well, I have bad hair days too, but that concerns me less and less the older I get. My kitchen, on the other hand, is far more important to me and its off days are far harder on my psyche. If you spend any amount of time in your kitchen, you probably understand what I mean. Kitchens tend to become dumping grounds – for unopened mail, kids’ homework, and various other odds and ends that haven’t managed to make it to their rightful place. No matter how big your kitchen is, it can get cluttered very quickly, especially if you have small children. I am certainly guilty of this myself, but show me someone who is a mother and a cook who isn’t!
It may seem somewhat incongruous, then, that I have been asked to cohost an upcoming class entitled “Creating an Efficient Kitchen” on Cooking Connections, the Web’s first ever virtual cooking school. But it’s true, and I am very much looking forward to it and hope you all will join me.
Because despite what you see in these pictures (it was a very bad kitchen-day), I’ve learned a trick or two about running an efficient kitchen. I know where all my favourite ingredients are and I keep my most-used kitchen tools within easy reach. Everything has its place so that I am not left scrambling in the middle of cooking. And because baking is my true love, I have a whole cupboard devoted to baking ingredients, with a shelf for my various flours and another for all of my flavourings and sweeteners. An efficient kitchen isn’t always about how tidy it is, but whether or not it makes sense to you as the primary user.
So I hope you all will consider joining me next week for what promises to be a fun class. We have some amazing bloggers participating! Here’s what you need to know…
When: Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. ET
Where: TheMotherhood – here is the link to the page where the class will be held: http://www.themotherhood.com/talk/show/id/62133
And here is the registration page for all Cooking Connections classes: http://www.themotherhood.com/cookingconnections
What: The class I am co-hosting is called “Creating an Efficient Kitchen,” and it is hosted by Jodi Grundig (Mom’s Favorite Stuff), Sommer Collier (A Spicy Perspective) and Tricia Callahan (Once a Month Mom). During the class, all of us will share tips and tricks on topics ranging from efficient grocery shopping to creating delicious and inexpensive meals to stockpiling food and freezer meals. Join me and these knowledgeable foodie moms in TheMotherhood to transform the way you operate in the kitchen!
The class is sponsored by ConAgra and hosted by TheMotherhood.
I hope to see you there!
My other fabulous co-hosts are:
Angie Knutson, My Four Monkeys, http://www.myfourmonkeys.com
Carolyn Ketchum, All Day I Dream About Food, http://dreamaboutfood.blogspot.com/
Devaki Das, Weave A Thousand Flavors, http://www.weavethousandflavors.com/
Diane Campagna, Main Street Mommy, http://mainstreetmommy.com/
Jenn Fowler, Frugal Upstate, http://www.frugalupstate.com/
Kate Miller, Stolen Moments Cooking, http://stolenmomentscooking.com/
Melanie Feehan, Coupon Goddess, http://www.thecoupongoddess.com/
Priscilla Willis, She’s Cookin’, http://shescookin.com/
Silvia, Mama Latina Tips, http://www.mamalatinatips.com/
Sylvie Shirazi, Gourmande in the Kitchen, http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com/