Kitchen Lesson # 20459 …. always go back & double check your spice cabinet to see that your spices are still in alphabetical order after having your girls clean the kitchen.
You never know when you might discover the basil you just added to your homemade spaghetti sauce is really cinnamon.
I have teenage girls. For the last couple of years I have been teaching them to clean the kitchen. If you have teenagers, you know just what a challenge this can be. It’s nothing to find the herb scissors in the drawer with the chopsticks or Tupperware in the cabinet with the pots and pans…… it’s the easy way of doing things. But the one thing I am very particular over is my spice cabinet. My commonly used spices are in alphabetical order and located in the most convenient place for easy access. I know that when I open the doors of my spice cabinet, the basil will be the very first thing I grab.
That is until I started preparing spaghetti sauce for supper last night.
I opened the cabinet, grabbed the first can, popped the top and POURED CINNAMON into my sauce!
I smelled my mistake before I actually saw the damage. Cinnamon is not one of your more subtle spices.
Fortunately, I was able to fix the problem, but this weekend we will be having lessons on how to put Mom’s spices right back where they go.
Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself when you are in the kitchen.