Eat well. Drink more. Work less.
I am a kitchen slattern.
I stick my finger in the vinaigrette to check the taste, add more vinegar, then stick the same finger in again. Sometimes I use a lettuce leaf, but not usually. You know you do it too. So what? I haven’t had cooties since the third grade and don’t expect to get them again anytime soon.
I make cakes from scratch but almost never use more than one bowl. That business about blending dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another is bullshit. One cake, one bowl. Why wash two? I have my suspicions about the role of Big Dish Soap in this.
I believe you can eat well with a lot less effort than you think, and if you drink more than is generally considered advisable while doing it, that’s strictly between you and Mssrs. Moet and Chandon.
I believe that the extra pain, suffering and time it takes to do any household task well is wasted once you get to well enough.
I believe you might as well be drunk if you’re going to vacuum, and you should be if you’re going to clean the bathroom.
If you’re interested I’ve got opinions on just about everything else, too.
I am a kitchen slattern, and if you hang around here long enough you might be, too.
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Kitchen Slattern is a writer, hausfrau and mother who lives in Brooklyn, New York and tries to spend as little time as possible at the stove, preferring to devote her leisure time to Scrabble, socializing and the Boston Red Sox. Her husband and daughter are very, very patient.
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