Someone asked me recently if there was one tool I’d like for my kitchen. Yes, I’d like a scullery maid. (A scullery maid is someone who does the dishes.) It would be just peachy to have someone clean-up after me when I’m cooking in the kitchen. Honestly, it’s the only reason I think about going out to dinner these days so that there aren’t any dishes or mayhem, post a cooking frenzy. Even with my kids cooking a weekly dinner and cleaning up after their meal, I still dream of a scullery maid.
What’s a girl to do without one?
I crank up the music, don my rubber gloves, and pour some wine. It only takes about 10 minutes, unless pots and pans need to soak, and then they’re done. I also like it if someone sits in the kitchen and chats with me while I clean up…just saying.
Weekly Meal Plan
This meal plan is from Monday, November 26, 2012 to Sunday, December 2, 2012. Weekly meal planning saves money on our food bill, minimizes food waste, and keeps me from sighing around dinner time and saying, “Let’s go out to eat,” which I used to proclaim more often. If you’re looking for more reasons to meal plan, check HERE.
Monday: whole wheat pasta with pesto (from the freezer) and green salad
Tuesday: eggs, veggies, and leftover pasta
Wednesday: sports banquet at high school dinner
Thursday: fish, brown rice, salad
Friday: pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and cole slaw
Saturday: pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and cole slaw (leftovers)
Sunday: whole wheat pasta with puttanesca and tomatoes (from roasting this past summer) and green salad
My daughter made dinner on Monday and my son made dinner on Sunday so I guess those were my “scullery maid” nights!
What appliance or tool would you like to have in your kitchen?