When you’re using measuring spoons in your kitchen, have you ever thought about how measuring spoons are connected?
Recently I was baking lots of recipes and freezing the items. I realized that many of the recipes only use two of the measuring spoons out of the six stored on a split ring. I was irritated that #1, I had to hassle with all of the measuring spoons to get the one I wanted and #2, I had to wash all of them. Then I realized that it’s because they are connected with a split ring and it’s a pain to remove just the one(s) you need for any given recipe.
So…do you know what a book ring is? You probably have a few of them laying around your house. They are used to keep papers together. The difference between a book ring and a split ring is the book rings are very easy to get apart. If you’re not familiar with them, you’ll find them in a stationery store or at Amazon.
Now my measuring spoons are on book rings. When I begin a recipe, I read through the recipe paying attention to which measuring spoons are needed. I simply remove the measuring spoons needed for that recipe from the book ring and put the other measure spoons away. No more fighting the split ring and all the measuring spoons on that split ring and now only the measuring spoons I used are washed and then replaced on the appropriate book ring after they’re washed.
In a previous post, I noted that I have two sets of measuring spoons; one rectangle in shape and the other circular in shape. The rectangle measuring spoons are for dry ingredients such as baking powder, baking soda, dry yeast, salt etc. The circular spoons are for liquid like vanilla, water, milk, vinegar etc . It eliminates the problem of using spoons for something liquid and then having to worry about using dry ingredients immediately afterward.
Some things seem so simple. It just takes enough frustration to find a solution!