Twice In One Day
I have wasted no time in breaking in my new mixer.
I managed to use it twice in one day.
And make just a few dirty dishes in the process.
With baking or cooking of any kind, it seems there’s always more dishes to do. Just when you think there can’t be another one, there is.
First, I made some bars.
They’re very similar to these White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting but I didn’t use white chocolate chips in today’s batch.
And later it was Round Two of Let’s See How Much of a Mess I can Make in my Kitchen and I made something that required me to make pink cream cheese frosting.
It was a requirement because pink food tastes better, I’m convinced.
Licking a bowl never tasted so good.
After all the dishes were done from baking, I apparently was just a glutton for more dishes and broke out my Vita-Mix and made a batch of Orange PushUp Smoothies.
Thankfully the Vita practically cleans itself in three seconds with things like smoothies.
Dough balls? The Vita requires a bit more active cleanup work after making them.
But the cleanup is worth every second from a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)
One tip is to never let anything that’s sticky, thick, gloppy, or doughy just hang out in the Vita while you go check your email, file your nails, or organize your shoes. The longer it sits, the harder it becomes to clean.
Or just make dough balls that don’t require any power appliances to be dirtied like Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Do you try to keep all your major cooking or baking projects to one time of the day or a certain day of the week?
I definitely have days of the week that I know I am going to bake or tackle certain kitchen projects. I know I have a certain window of time on a particular day to do bake and clean up, and that the next day I will have another block of time that I can set aside to take pictures of the finished product. Normally it’s fairly well-planned.
But then there are some days that even after making one thing, and getting the dishes all done, the countertops wiped down, and everything back in it’s place that I get a wild hair and a burst of creativity and inspiration and can’t help myself…
…And I do it all over again. Twice in one day.
Do you put your cookware or baking pans in the dishwasher?
I put things like spatulas, whisks, and spoons in the dishwasher but not pots and pans, cookie sheets, or mixing bowls.
However, many items are not dishwasher-safe, and other items I’ve read that the dishwasher is not really ideal and will degrade them faster.
Plus, there’s the space issue. One mixing bowl and 2 cookie sheets and the bottom of my dishwasher is nearly full and it seems like a waste so I handwash them.
Have a great weekend!
Winner of the Avocado Giveaway announced tomorrow.