U is for Utensils {A to Z Challenge 2018}


I regularly work in several kitchens: The one in my house, the one at the coffee shop, the one at the retreat, and the one at church. Throughout my experience working in various kitchens there are some things that I’ve discovered are really helpful to have around, and other little tips and tricks to make life easier when trying to cook.

Today we’re going to talk about….


Silverware – Instead of keeping it in a drawer our family keeps ours in a basket that has four sections. (I think it was originally meant as a wine carrier….) This is perfect because we can carry it to the dishwasher to unload the silverware container, to the table when we’re setting places, and when we eat outside, we simply lug the basket with us. I’m pretty sure this is one of my favorite things about our kitchen.

Knives – Keeping them sharp cuts down on so much work. There’s nothing like going from a dull knife where you’re pretty much using your body weight to make the slice to a sharp knife that slides right through.

Whisk – We have some skillets that aren’t supposed to have metal spatulas used in them. I also sometimes like to whisk gravy, etc… while it’s cooking. Having a silicone-coated whisk is the perfect solution and is kinda pretty, too.

Crocks – We keep most of our kitchen utensils in a crock on the back of the counter by the stove. That way everything is easy to get to and right within reach, plus it looks pretty cool.


What I Listened to While Blogging:
Where I Blogged:
Hanging out in my office
Fun Fact:
Princess Kate had her baby yesterday! *cue excitement*
Question of the Day:
Do think it’s strange or interesting to read about Royalty?

2 thoughts on “U is for Utensils {A to Z Challenge 2018}

  1. talesfromthemindofkristian says:

    I’m in the UK so hearing about Royalty is not strange. However, I am a royalist, I think the Queen does a fantastic job, but I do worry that the Media are turning the royal family into some kind of Keeping up with the Kardashians. I don’t need or want to hear about every little thing that happens to them. I’m sure the Royal family would rather be left to get on with things.
    All the best.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      I can see how that would be a worry. I’m not around a lot of people who keep up with the Royal family (which makes sense because I live way out in the country near a little town in the USA), but I’ve always enjoyed reading about them. I hope that they’re able to find the balance some how. I appreciate how the Royal family is gracious, but doesn’t try and get attention. ❤

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