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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#61 Oct 30, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Eh.
The list of attendess falls into 1 of 4 groups.
-people that I would like to see
-people that I don't mind seeing but don't really care if I see them
-people I don't know
-people that annoy me and I don't care to see them but have to put up with them for an afternoon
That's pretty much a classification for everyone on this planet.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#62 Oct 30, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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That's pretty much a classification for everyone on this planet.
Ha! True.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#63 Oct 30, 2012
pde wrote:
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The cleanup is more a pain in the rear than the cooking, from my personal experience. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, etc are all things that can be prepped rather quickly and then cook long for a long time. All but the turkey go from oven to table.
But the post-dinner cleanup is more than my kitchen can hold. Ugh.
I will gladly clean up, provided that there is a dishwasher, ample storage and storage containers for leftovers, and people and dogs GTFO of the kitchen.

Grew up with a very small, poorly organized kitchen in which, realistically, only one person could cook/prep at a time. Wasn't until I moved in with J that I realized my fury at tripping over people/dogs in the kitchen probably stems from that. Ours now is small, but cooking and prepping can be done by 3 people at a time fairly comfortably.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#64 Oct 30, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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That's pretty much a classification for everyone on this planet.
Well, I guess I needed to add a breakdown ofhte numbers. the first and last group are he smallest. So basically, its primarily a bunch of people I don't really care if I see or not. ie: not as fun as it sounds, for me at least.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#65 Oct 30, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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I will gladly clean up, provided that there is a dishwasher, ample storage and storage containers for leftovers, and people and dogs GTFO of the kitchen.
Grew up with a very small, poorly organized kitchen in which, realistically, only one person could cook/prep at a time. Wasn't until I moved in with J that I realized my fury at tripping over people/dogs in the kitchen probably stems from that. Ours now is small, but cooking and prepping can be done by 3 people at a time fairly comfortably.
Do you hand dry? I fill the dishwasher. Then I move on to hand washing and placing things in the dish drying rack. Anything further stays dirty until the clean stuff is done air drying. Don't care if that takes a few days to clean it all. I don't hand dry.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#66 Oct 30, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Do you hand dry? I fill the dishwasher. Then I move on to hand washing and placing things in the dish drying rack. Anything further stays dirty until the clean stuff is done air drying. Don't care if that takes a few days to clean it all. I don't hand dry.
Not if I can help it, generally. I'm also big on soaking gross stuff at least overnight.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#67 Oct 30, 2012
Plus, I'm like a Tetris master at getting stuff to fit in the dishwasher. I won't hand wash anything that *can* go in the dishwasher, but won't fit in the first load. Handwashing is pretty much only for big stuff.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#68 Oct 30, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Do you hand dry? I fill the dishwasher. Then I move on to hand washing and placing things in the dish drying rack. Anything further stays dirty until the clean stuff is done air drying. Don't care if that takes a few days to clean it all. I don't hand dry.
When I help clean up at Christmas, we have LOTS of stuff that can't go in the dishwasher; china with silver edges, sterling silver utensils and the crystal drinking goblets. There's ususally some type of assembly line for the drying, but we try to let as much air dry as we can.

One trick we learned long ago is the hotter the water is to wash, the less drying is required. Sometimes my mom washes the stuff in water so hot that we can barely touch it to move it to the drying rack! But then they're dry in minutes and ready to be put away.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#69 Oct 30, 2012
squishymama wrote:
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When I help clean up at Christmas, we have LOTS of stuff that can't go in the dishwasher; china with silver edges, sterling silver utensils and the crystal drinking goblets. There's ususally some type of assembly line for the drying, but we try to let as much air dry as we can.
One trick we learned long ago is the hotter the water is to wash, the less drying is required. Sometimes my mom washes the stuff in water so hot that we can barely touch it to move it to the drying rack! But then they're dry in minutes and ready to be put away.
I have all that stuff and have been putting it thru the dishwasher several times a year since 1988 ( when we moved into this house and got a dishwasher). Everything is intact and pretty.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#70 Oct 30, 2012
i do the tetris thing too... which is one reason why i can get a little twitchy when bro starts cleaning up for me... i usually get 2 loads of plates, glasses, etc, into the washer, then one of serving dishes and cooking utensils. i use a foil pan for roasting teh bird, so that goes out in its own garbage bag.

i too use hotter water, which bro, SIL & even hubby don't always use. while i have silver, i try not to use it because i don't want to hand wash any more than i have to. but, there are a couple silver serving pieces that may have to be used in a "all hands on deck" situation.

usually, hubby will dry the pots & pans, but sometimes the stuff stacks up until i can move it someplace else. he is good at going aroud the house looking for things that need to be cleared while i triage how everything needs to get cleaned.

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