When trying to cook healthy, the first thing that comes to mind is replacing processed foods. Easy enough to do, you just need to get familiar with your pots, pans and stovetop again. But, imagine this…you have had a busy day working at a job, or in the garden, or with your kids, or running errands. Dinner time rolls around, and you walk into the kitchen with the best of intentions and see this:
Of course, if you are anything like me, the first thing you want to do is turn around and walk run away screaming. There is no clean dishes to cook with, and all my “bulk food” jars are empty. I keep the food in 5 gallon pails in my storage area, and fill the glass jars as needed. It makes it easy to grab what I want to cook/make/bake. But, alas! They were totally empty. So, we didn’t make food at home. We ate out.
Has this ever happened to you?
So, as part of the 30 Days of Scratch Cooking, I am going to help you focus on keeping your kitchen clean, and show you how a clean kitchen keeps you healthy! It took me almost an hour to get my kitchen looking like this and by that time, I wanted to just order another pizza!
Having a clean kitchen will help you be in the right frame of mind to cook for you and your family, as there will be space to chop, slice, and dice as well as clean pots and pans to saute, fry, and brown. I find that if my kitchen is spotless before I go to bed at night, I wake up in a much better mood. Seeing that mess above didn’t make my day start off too well!
So, grab your dishcloth and let’s get those kitchens ready to be used again! This next month will be full of fun recipes, tips, tricks and ideas to make you fall in love with your mixer all over again.
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.