I firmly believe that this is a familiar moment for a lot of people who do cooking in bulk. Imagine this. You’ve been cooking for a while. Dishes are piled up next to your sink basin, and you’ve just placed some unspecified but well washed cut of meat down into some hot oil to sear.
Now. There are three instincts probably running through your brain right now. The first, is that you’ve just been handling meat, cleaning it, seasoning it and dropping it in the pan. You need to wash your hands.
The second, is that you desperately want to wiggle that pieces of meat around to see how its going. You want to get in there with your nosey little tongs and make sure it’s browning well. A truly counter intuitive impulse that would interrupt your browning.
Third, there is a screaming coming from behind your eyes about how washing those dishes is literally the last thing in this world you want to deal with right now. My scum bag brain can’t be the only one that insists, ‘Only cook. No clean.’.
Now. Lets fix all three of these problems with one new habit.