prepping your Thanksgiving stuffing now (or, yesterday). Wrap your bananas in plastic wrap to slow down ripening. Always use a probe thermometer when cooking fish and meats.
All of these are suggestions we've made to you in very recent history.
And while these are all good
ideas (and we still recommend you try them—really!), do we always follow our own advice?
The short answer: No.
We make messes, too (sometimes on purpose).
It's confession time.
Here are some of the cooking habits we just can't break (no matter how many times we've advised you against them):
Putting cold water on the pan before it’s cooled
Placing plastic items in the bottom level of the dishwasher
Using the warming rack/broiler beneath the oven as a storage shelf
Not thoroughly drying wooden cutting boards
Leaving dirty dishes in the sink for two weeks
Not covering food before heating it in the microwave (and not cleaning the microwave)
Leaving the handles of pans cooking on the stove pointing outwards
Not reading the recipe through before starting to cook
Taking too long to do menial and unimportant tasks (like scraping every bit from the pot)
NOT taking time to clean mid-cooking, which leaves the kitchen in shambles
But also cleaning mid-cooking, which can be a distracting side-track
Other cleaning compulsions, like cleaning the drain trap after each washed dish
Walking back and forth across the kitchen approximately one million times instead of getting everything out at once
Dirtying a million kitchen towels and every pot/pan/serving dish in the kitchen
Not washing herbs and salad greens
Putting things that shouldn't go in the dishwasher in the dishwasher because of fatigue and laziness (sorry, knives)
What are the kitchen and cooking habits you wish you could break? Or the habits you know or bad but you'd never change? Confess in the comments!