Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday--Simple Solution



I recently found a simple solution to a problem I have when using my mixer that I honestly don't know why I haven't thought of before. When the beater and the scraper (ok, I grew up calling it a spatula- anyone with me here?) are gooped up (I think that is an official baking term- I'll check with Martha) from the mixing process, I would always be searching for a spot to put them so as not to make a mess on the counter.


This is usually where they ended up...

...making a mess on the counter. Cake mixes make an even bigger mess.

Oh, I tried this -even in larger measuring cups. But just as I reach for something behind it, I'd knock it off the measuring cup and have a mess again.

Several weeks ago, there was a salad/dessert plate sitting out and I grabbed it to use and WOW- what a difference it made-- just to have a flat surface to place the messy things.

The plate is small, doesn't take up much space,- and you can have it close by.
Like I said, I don't know why I haven't thought of this before...
It's not rocket science, but it makes my life easier:)

Check out other tips and solutions to make your day run a little smoother over at Works for Me Wednesday.

10 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Glad that works for you...that's what I always do! And yes, I call them spatulas as well!

Elena said...

That is a great idea! I call scrapers spatulas too.

Lisa said...

I always use a dessert plate too, sometimes multiple ones! And we call them spatulas as well. I was surprised my boys knew what a rubber spatula is. :)

I have a picture of the diaper cake on my blog today.

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I added another picture of the diaper cake to my original post, which shows the baby spoons and nuks on the front.

BECKY said...

Hi Linda!! Glad you found an answer!! I use my salad plates when I'm doing serious multi-dish cooking as my spoon rests.

Great post!!

Have a lovely day!!
Becky

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Kara said...

This is such a great idea! Oh, and I still call it a spatula.

Elena said...

Thank you Linda for your sweet words about my mom's tribute. How wonderful to still have your mom and not too far away. It sounds like we are kindred spirits is lots of ways. I'm so happy I have met you on your blog. Have a great day, dear friend. Elena

Maria D. said...

Oh, I call them spatulas, too!- much to my poor husband's confusion.

Zaroga said...

I called them spatulas. I was trying to remember where I put the beater... and I'm usually through with the beater and I scrape the dough or batter off and place in the soapy water in my sink. My hands are the dishwasher :-(