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


  1. This is great. I may need to post this up around.

  2. I thought my parents were too strict but they only made us set the table and do the dishes. They would never have trusted us with garbage!

  3. Oh, that's awesome!! I may need to print that out someday!! No, in fact I KNOW I'll have to print that out someday!

  4. Girl, we have the same kids except for the obvious. You have 5 and I have 7!

    Hugs and Mocha,

  5. I just need to add some expletives and I could post that at my home

  6. LOL you go gf! I swear my sister-in-law states rule #1 at least ten times a day! I'm a good girl though and follow all the rules :p missed you sweetie!

  7. I hope you had a nice Christmas honey ♥ I miss ya!