Steps to Cooking a Meal Without Making Your Kitchen a Disaster

How Tos
By: PriscillaBenfield    
29-Jan-2011

Introduction:Are you one of those kind of cooks that prepares a meal and after it is done the kitchen looks like a bomb hit it? Here are 5 steps to preparing a meal that will make it more enjoyable and less of a mess later on.

  • 01

    Start Off Right

    Before you begin to cook a meal, look around your kitchen. If there are a few dishes in the sink, wash them or put them in the dishwasher. Make space on your countertops to work on and you will have an easier time preparing your meal.

  • 02

    Plan It Out

    Salad, entree and maybe even dessert is a big undertaking but if you follow steps to preparing everything, it can be much easier. First decide what needs to start cooking first and think through the steps you need to take to have your meal done when you want it.

  • 03

    Multi Tasking

    If you are preparing a side dish while a roast is cooking, multi-task while waiting. For example, a watched pot will take forever to boil if you are just standing there watching it. Do something else that needs to be done while you wait. Set the table or prepare serving dishes.

  • 04

    Clean As You Go

    No sense in filling up your sink with items like cutting boards, mixing bowls, measuring cups and saucepots. Wash them as you get done using them. Especially if your meal is cooking and all you need to do is occasionally stir something, why not clean up the items you used to prepare your meal?

  • 05

    Serving

    As you put your food out in serving platters and bowls, soak the pots that they were cooked in. This will make for faster clean-up after your meal is over. Look around your kitchen and see how much easier it is to follow steps when you make a meal. It makes it more enjoyable to cook when you plan it out.




Final Thoughts

Having a well-organized kitchen will also make it easier to prepare a meal.




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