Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Get Out All Your Ingredients!

When getting ready to cook or bake, I get every ingredient that I will need out of the cupboard. I set them all out on one side of the bowl where I will be working. Then as I use each ingredient, I either move them on the other side or put them right back in the cupboard. I get appropriate measuring cups and spoons out right at first too, so I have everything that I need right at my fingertips.

This tip accomplishes two things: I always know what ingredients I already put in the recipe(sometimes I just forget!) and before starting to cook, I can take stock of my ingredients and make sure I have everything before I am in the middle of mixing and realize that I don't have enough of something! This really reduces quick trips to the store.:-)


Ron and Ginny said...

LOL! Good tip! I don't know how many times I have gotten half the ingredients mixed up in the bowl and then realized I was missing a VITAL ingredient... Thanks!

Mrs. Brigham said...

Great tip! There have been times I have neglected to this and realize halfway through the cooking/baking time that something very essential has been left out. ;o) lol.

Diane said...

I really should start doing this! There have been countless times when I've had to run last minute to the store or I have forgotten to put an ingredient in.