16 May 2011
Next time someone asks me what I do in my spare time, I'm going to say, "The dishes."
I'm not even feeding a house full of kids and the dishes still pile up so damn quickly. It's the major downside of our culinary experiments. Lots of times I don't mind doing them, because there is something calming about scrubbing the pots and pans clean. But after the third round of the day, COME ON. We are constantly dirtying and cleaning dishes and we are generally only feeding two mouths for crying out loud! Neither of us grew up with dishwashers and, to tell you the truth, I'm not sure I've ever loaded and run a dishwasher completely by myself. So what I'm saying is, I should be used to this but I'm just not.
Do you have a dishwasher? Do you use it? Can you imagine life without it? If YOU are the dishwasher, do you let them pile up and then clean 'em or do you attack them as they come? I can't stand the clutter of a full sink of dishes, so I tend to do a few here and there to keep it manageable. Space is precious in the kitchen :)