Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner?! While yes, it is important to do the required giving of thanks, we all know the best part of the holiday is pretty much just lounging around all day after getting to eat a delicious meal. In other words… a lazy girl’s dream! Now you may not know it, but apparently food doesn’t magically appear on the table as many lazy girls may think. Turns out, there’s a whole lot of behind-the-scenes kitchen work that goes on! So to kill some time before the big Thanksgiving meal (or really dinner any time of year), here’s a list of tips to help you pitch in with the flurry of kitchen activity in the ways only a lazy girl truly can.
Assure Flavor QualityYou want your guests to have the best meal possible, so appoint yourself the official taste tester. No food goes to the table without your approval. Actually, might as well taste each dish at multiple steps, just to be sure. Source:Shutterstock.com
Look the PartJust throw some flour on your face! It will look like you've been working hard, even if all you have been doing is snacking on unfinished dishes. Source:Shutterstock.com
Become the Kitchen StylistA kitchen can be an unglamorous place, with animal guts and vegetable peels strewn about. Employ your beauty services by offering to style fellow cooks' hair out of the way or by providing kitchen fashion advice ("I think the chef hat should slant just so!"). Source:Shutterstock.com
Create a Delicious SoundtrackA little music can lift kitchen spirits. Instead of wasting time digging through your desk for your iPod, just grab a couple pots and pans and make an impromptu, and surely beautiful, soundtrack for everyone. Source:Shutterstock.com
Contribute Topical ConversationPass the long hours cooking by catching up with family as you work in the kitchen. Talk about how you aced that science test last week! You know, the one about salmonella, E. coli, pesticides... Source:Shutterstock.com
Balance Your ResponsibilitiesThere's a lot of places to set when the entire extended family rolls in for a meal. Show your commitment to kitchen efficiency by making just one trip with everything you'll need. Plates, bowls, cups - just stack 'em up for a one-stop speedy trip. What could possibly go wrong? Source:Shutterstock.com
Find Your SpecialtyA lot happens in a kitchen, so focus on specializing your skills and sticking with one specific task. Become the expert at fridge door opening or turning the faucet on and off. Feel free to put out a small jar for tips so others can thank you. Source:Shutterstock.com
Be CreativeCooking is a creative process, so no need to waste your time fretting about things like "measuring" or "having all the ingredients." Sure, that handful of flour looks like it's about one cup! Yeah, it's probably okay to just leave out the vegetable oil! Source:Shutterstock.com
Study UpTo really help out in the kitchen, your skills should be at the top of their game. Explain that you need to study up with a full-day marathon of your favorite cooking show before you can even THINK about entering that kitchen. It's a shame you may have to sit out on the kitchen prep today, but hey, it's investment research. Source:Shutterstock.com
Do you usually help out in the kitchen? Or do you prefer to wait around until someone brings you your food? Let us know in the comments!