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This week’s WFMW is another themed one based in the kitchen. I’m looking forward to reading this week’s tips as I still feel like I need help in the kitchen even though I have been active in one since my teens.
We usually store like things together, and most of the time that is the most efficient. But I read somewhere once about someone who had set up a “baking center” in her kitchen, with all of the supplies she’d need for baking in one area. I thought that was brilliant — saves the need for having to retrieve things from all over the kitchen when you’re getting ready to bake. I separated my spices into two groups, the ones primarily used for baking and the ones primarily used for cooking. I store the ones used for cooking near the stove and the ones for baking in the cabinet with the brown sugar, etc. The canisters of flour and sugar are in the cabinet below.The measuring cups are in the cabinet to the left. Their is an outlet there for my mixer and those cabinets are in a corner where there is space to work and the sink is just to the right. It would be ideal to have my mixing bowls and measuring spoons there, but it won’t work with my current kitchen — they are just a couple of steps away, though. Having all the baking stuff in one area saves time, effort, and frustration, and that works for me. 🙂
Some of the other kitchen tips I have blogged about along the way are organizing the refrigerator drawer, doing one extra kitchen job a night to keep on top of kitchen clean-up, an easy way to clean drip pans and rings from your stove, and how I organize recipes clipped from magazines. I wrote about my love of using chicken tenderloins along with a recipe for Chicken Enchilada Bake. Other recipes are for Chicken and Stuffing Casserole and Oven-Baked Chicken, Harvest Loaf Cake, Swiss Ham Ring-Around, Vegetable Medley and Fruit and Yogurt Salad, Corny Potato Chowder, and Quick Chicken Parmesan.
And that is just about my entire repertoire of kitchen tips. 🙂 Head on over to Rocks In My Dryer to read more or share your own.