I have a question to other seasoned cooks. How do you move your chopped vegetables and others to another container or pan?
Consider the following scenarios.
1) I just chopped 2 onions, 20 garlics, and 2 carrots. I want to add them to my frying pan. I add them straight from the chopping board by lifting the board directly above and pushing the ingredients onto the pan. Some veggies start falling outside of the pan making some messes.
2) I just made the base for a marinara sauce with canned tomatoes. I need to move them to my blender to make a smooth sauce. I grab my pan and try to pour them into the blender. Well the surface of the pan is larger, so some of them drips outside of the blender.
In both situations, I couldn't really use a funnel, because the ingredients are too big. If I try to move them by spoon or even ladle, it just takes too long when I'm busy cooking. Although the ingredients that I spill aren't that much, but I still find them a little wasteful and messy.
I'm wondering how other cooks deal with this issue.