Very often on sunday afternoons when i have some time, i'll make ahead a couple of things to make dinners easier during the week -
yesterday i made soup, potato salad, and pesto (for 3 different meals during the week...). I don't know how I do it, but I end up with a HUGE pile of dishes in the sink. I feel like for 3 side dishes, this is way too much of a mess! What am I doing wrong? I do use a clean spoon for any new item im using - mayo, mustard, flour, etc.... But somehow I have tons of pots and pans and gagets all over the place (peeler, grater, food processor.....2 different pots for the soup, one for the potatoes, a bowl for the salad...). I wipe down the same knife and cutting board throughout (after using garlic or ginger or something strong). I have no idea how to use fewer items.
Is it just me, or does everyone make a mess in the kitchen? How do you cut back on the number of items you use?