I am learning to enjoy cooking. I didn’t really know how to prepare a meal when I got married. I knew how to read a recipe and follow most directions, but the basics of meal prep and organization were not my strong suit. Not to mention figuring out what to make with what. But that’s another post.
My new FAVORITE meal prep trick is a “trash bowl”. Rachel Ray even sells a bowl called a “Trash Bowl”! That’s a bit silly if you ask me, but I love the concept. I was tired of constantly dumping in the disposal or trash (composting isn’t my thing just yet). One day I had an already dirty bowl on the counter so I just started putting my food trash in there. Now it’s a habit. While I’m cleaning and chopping fruits or veggies, I keep a bowl handy. When I’m done with the prep or cleaning, I dump the bowl. It’s really that easy. Also works great for baking with butter wrappers and egg shells.
What’s your favorite kitchen or cooking time saver?