anyway... do you cook like this? I've tried it in the past and it's so awesome! First off you are certain you have everything you need before you even start, and secondly it actually saves time! The only tiny drawback is that you then have to wash the twelve little bowls, but usually it's just a quick wipe, 'cause they don't get that dirty...
I'm making it one of my resolutions to cook this way more often, I may even treat myself to a set of those tiny little glass bowls for just this purpose. I swear it makes your meal better too!
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And what a treat! So, now, he is much better in the evenings , but I still prep everything in the morning. It makes cooking a lot more fun.
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When I'm on the ball, I read the recipe, get out the ingredients, measure them and then cook. It takes more time on the front end, but things aren't burning as I'm trying to find or measure out additional ingredients. Sometimes the recipe will say "while sausage is browning, chop onion and garlic," and I may do it that way.
DH NEVER does this. Drives me batty. He will start cooking and then start hollering "were's the cumin" and "help me find the vanilla." Stresses me out!
Yes, but I don't often use the bowls. If it's veggies/onions/garlic, etc, I either dump it on the counter and scoop as I need it, or just leave it all on different parts of the cutting board and use my chef's knife to scrape whatever needs to be in there into the pot/pan. I hate doing dishes, so the fewer dishes the better...I love cooking too much to ruin it with the "aftermath" of a kitchen full of dishes. With baking, I'll have all the spices OUT and the containers open, but not measured into little bowls...I find that with stuff like vanilla, or two drops of almond extract, etc. that I lose more of it than it's worth (I use expensive vanilla!).
I received little glass bowls as a Christmas gift several years ago from DH.
I don't have lots of little bowls - I use ramekins, and I put things that go in at the same time in one bowl together.
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However, he is a big believer in "Mise en Place". It does mean "everything in its a place or a place for everything". He doesn't prep all his ingredients but definitely has a system for cooking items and cleaning.
Just my .02