Do you know what I hate? I hate it when you are chugging through a recipe and you need to use the tablespoon measuring spoon. That should be no big deal, but the recipe called for a tablespoon of peanut butter earlier. Peanut butter in a measuring spoon is the kiss of death for me. I hate cleaning measuring spoons multiple times for one recipe.
I also hate those measuring spoons that are all attached to each other. Talk about a major pain! So, one day the easiest solution came to me. I was at the dollar store and they had a whole bin of these red measuring spoons–a dollar per set! So, I bought 3 sets.
Now, they all sit individually in a mason jar in my cabinet. 3 beautiful spoons for each measurement. No more cleaning in between ingredients. They all get thrown in the dishwasher when I’m done.
This single change to my kitchen has been a time saver and a sanity saver while I’m cooking. I know it seems silly and miniscule, but it really helps in my attitude and my eagerness to get in the kitchen. I identified an unenjoyable part of the process and found a solution.
That is the way to make any task less of a fuss.
Do you have any favorite ways to deal with measuring spoons? Or, better yet…measuring cups?! I haven’t figured out a way to deal with the mess of measuring cups, yet.