Monday, September 7, 2009

This is where I put the smack-down on my kids and teach them some kitchen etiquette

Kitchen Rules

If you wish to continue being provided with food and shelter, you will follow these rules:
1. If you use a: knife/ spoon/ fork/ bowl/ plate/ cup/ pan/ pot/ cooking vessel/ etc…you will place said item in the DISHWASHER

a) If the dishwasher is full, you will proceed to EMPTY the dishwasher
b) All items are to be THOROUGHLY RINSED before being placed in dishwasher
c) If you do not have time to empty the dishwasher because of either work or school or if item does not fit in dishwasher, you will WASH AND DRY the item and PUT IT AWAY

2. The sink will be keep FREE from all debris, including, but not limited to the following:

Food, paper, cans, bottles, cigarette butts, gum, toys, etc…

3. All food and drink will be consumed at the KITCHEN TABLE

a) All items will be removed from table after consumption is finished
b) All spills will be wiped up from table
c) See rules #1 and #2

4. Empty food containers will be placed in the TRASH CAN or RECYCLING BIN

a) If there is no trash can in the kitchen, WALK out to the corner and RETRIEVE one
b) Cans will be RINSED before being placed in recycling bin

5. If you cook food on the STOVE, you will clean up following these steps:

a) Put all leftover food in a container and cover it
b) Put covered leftovers in the fridge
c) Clean up all items used to cook; see #4, #1 and #3
d) Clean up all items used to eat; see #3 and #1
e) Clean the area where food was prepared and consumed; see #1, #2 and #3

6. If the trash can is FULL, you will do the following:

a) Put lid on trash can
b) Take trash can out to the back porch
c) If it’s Thursday, take trash can out to curb
d) Rule also applies to trash bags

***these rules do not apply to children under the age of 8
***all guests must follow these rules
***failure to follow these rules will result in loss of kitchen privileges

Friday, September 4, 2009

My Favorite Poem...Where Should I Get It Tattoo'd ??


The beauty of a woman
Is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries,
Or the way she combs her hair

The beauty of a woman
Must be seen from her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides

The beauty of a woman
Is not a facial mole
But true beauty in a woman
Is reflected in her soul

It is the caring she lovingly gives,
The Passion that she shows
The beauty of a woman with passing years --
only grows and grows