Betty Says: The 10 Commandments of My Kitchen

Kitchen Commandments

If you’re going to get in the way, you should probably just stay back.

1. Thou shalt not put anything in the freezer unlabeled. Failure to follow this commandment means will result in some very strange meals in the future.

2. Thou shalt not stack dishes in the sink because you don’t feel like unloading the dishwasher. Don’t be lazy.

3. Thou shalt not complain that the garbage can smells, then wait for someone else to take the garbage out. You know who you are.

4. Thou shalt not covet the neighbor’s grilling. This dinner took more effort than that burger. Show some respect.

5. Thou shalt not say, “Crock Pot again?” Unless, of course, thou art willing to plan, prepare and cook thy dinner.

6. Thou shalt not load the dishwasher in a haphazard fashion. Even the slightest bit of thoughtful arranging makes the unloading more efficient.

7. Thou shalt not wait until the chef sits down before asking for something from the fridge. (I’m looking at you, Tiny Kitchen Assistant.)

8. Thou shalt not block the chef’s path between kitchen and grill. Unless, of course, you want to be bathed in dripping chicken juice.

9. Thou shalt not use the last paper towel without replacing the roll. Punishment includes flogging with the empty roll.

10. Thou shalt not use the tongs as a plaything. Doubly so if you use them to play “Lobster Pinches Mommy.”

Do I need to add to these commandments? Can you think of any others that I’m missing?

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3 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    Annabelle LOVES to play with the tongs. I finally bought her her own pair.

  2. Lisa Y says:

    LOVE number four!

    In my kitchen I would add: Thou shalt not use the end of anything and not inform the grocery shopper.

    And: Thou shalt not complain about the lack of food items you neglected to add to the grocery list, especially if you were specifically asked.

  3. Alisa says:

    Jason, he actually plays with the kitchen tools all the time, and I’m fine with it now. When he was 2, however, “lobster pinches Mommy” was the funniest game *ever* and a source of much frustration for me. 🙂

    Lisa, that should definitely be on the list. Maybe I need an 11th commandment.

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