Monday, February 3, 2014

In Praise of a Dirty Kitchen

Since 3 out of 4 of my family members have full blown Celiac disease, we take our gluten free cooking very seriously. The one family member who eats gluten occasionally does not use flour, is very careful (uses paper plates and disposable napkins and never leaves crumbs in butter or jam or anything) and generally eats gluten - free with the rest of us.

One issue I have is that since we cook everything from scratch; my kitchen is always being used (messy). If we want pizza, we make the crust and cut up the gluten free meats, grate the cheese and assemble and cook it ourselves.

Eating out is very rare and we keep it more for social events than for convenience. Before we were diagnosed, we ate fast food for convenience all-the-time! I don't know if I could have survived the swimming lesson, dancing lesson Saturdays if not for the golden arches. Even if I want soup, I boil the stock then make the soup.

I do love to cook and we've developed our gluten-free cooking routines well enough but my kitchen is always dirty. If by any chance there are no dishes in the sink it means I'm too tired to wipe down cupboards/clean stove/fridge whatever. I can't remember the last time I cleaned the fridge. Now I have a very helpful family but somehow I feel it's MY responsibility to have a clean house. I spend a lot of time feeling overwhelmed about my kitchen and really, that's time wasted..

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