The Unsung Hero Sings

We post a lot of good food and great dishes here at Another Stir of the Spoon. Some of those recipes have many steps and once the cook is fired up and in the zone a lot of pots, pans, bowls, measuring cups, spoons, knives and spatulas get called into service.  There are also five burners on our stove and we have at least three areas for prep, not counting two under-counter cutting boards that double as work space. All these get pretty messy too. But behind every Eggplant Parmigiana, every Turkey Pot Pie, every New Franken Sunset, every loaf of freshly baked bread is the unsung hero who cleans up.

Aftermath of Bread

Aftermath of Bread

And nine times out of ten that is me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. If you’re going to cook you’re going to make dishes and since Curt does 90% of the cooking, I feel it is only fair that I do 90% of the clean-up. We do have a dishwasher that does its share but there are always wooden utensils, good knives, and many pots and pans that either will not fit or just wouldn’t fare well in the heat and abrasiveness of a washer. And don’t forget those 50 prep areas, okay it just feels like fifty. That’s where I come in, with my two hands, dish soap, a scrubber and a dish cloth.


So the next time Curt posts a picture of a marvelous loaf of bread or a fabulous entree…

breadremember the person who gets everything clean and ready for the next culinary adventure, namely, ME!



4 thoughts on “The Unsung Hero Sings

  1. You deserve much applause, although I suspect the fringe benefit of gourmet eating is enough….applause to the chef here as well.

    The yellow gloved hand image feels like a painting to me. My head is not in the kitchen!

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