I love Rachel Ray. Maybe it's because she's Italian, maybe it's because she's loud and laughs at herself, maybe because I look at her and say...how fun to have a cooking show...or maybe I don't know why, but I do! BUT....she always has this "garbage bowl" that she keeps by her side while cooking and into it she throws everything that is to be "garbaged"..peels, etc..
Love the concept, but then I thought, "well, if I do that, then that means one more bowl I have to wash". So my solution was to keep a plastic garbage sack handy (sorry for those who are very "green" conscience"). So all my cooking garbage goes into that. Once it's full, it goes in the garbage. If I have recyclable things I'll rinse them and put them in a bag for recycle. Hopefully once I'm in my new home, those peels and such will go into a compost pile. But this makes for quick clean up, keeps me from having to bend over the garbage can and is just overall convenient.
Later I will be posting a recipe and pics of some veggie chili I made yesterday. Check it out. It was YUM-O!With Joy UNquenchable,