Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Disposable Is Indispensible

There are so many things I love about summer. The pool, the relaxation, not having a schedule. I LOVE not making school lunches every morning, and not running around like crazy trying to get everyone out the door. I love not having to shop for all the typical school foods and snacks. It's a relief to know that sometimes I can just pop chicken nuggets in the oven instead of packing sandwiches. But sometimes I feel like a short order cook while all the kids are home. And I HATE the mess that it makes!

So a few years ago I came up with my summer time solution for keeping a relatively mess free kitchen. At the start of each summer, I go to a warehouse club. I buy huge amounts of paper towels, cups, plates, bowls and utensils. For most meals, at least breakfast and lunch, we use disposable stuff. Do you know how nice it is to have paper bowls? Little things make me happy....

But it has seriously cut down on the amount of dishes and mess. We even use it once in a while for dinner. Things seems to get messy so quickly during summer, this has been an awesome way to cut down on mess and stress. It works for me, and I love it!

What works for YOU?
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Aunt LoLo said...

What a great tip!

You asked on my blog if I make breadmaker bread, or artisan. The answer is...neither. I use a KitchenAid mixer to make white sandwhich bread. I make artisan bread occasionally (with the chewy inside, and the crackling crust - yummy!) but not as often as hubs would like. ;-) The bread bags are long and narrow, like a loaf of sandwhich bread, so I'm not sure they'd work for my round artisan loaves. :-( (Which is ok, since those loaves are best stored cut-side down on a plate, on the counter!)

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Annikke said...

Us too, I start clipping coupons to stock up on the paper stuff and during the summer we eat out on the deck or whatever and we just use disposal as much as we can get away with!