Dirty Dancing In The Kitchen, AKA Doing The Dishes

[ 18 ] November 19, 2012 |

Thanksgiving is just days away, and probably like every other working mom out there, I am behind schedule for the big dinner.  Let’s face it, we all want to make the Thanksgiving meal as special as possible so we end up preparing everyone’s favorite dishes.  I know for our simple family of four we will have no less than 5 side dishes.  I’m not joking.  They sure add up when you think about it…mashed potatoes, pineapple stuffing, glazed carrots,  steamed parmesan & garlic green beans, and then whatever else I think we can’t live without.

All those side dishes mean one thing.  Dishes.  A ton of them.  Ew.

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I know better than to let a simple thing like dishes get me down on a holiday. So I don’t. I use fun to get the job done.  We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and we love to play music for everything from making dinner to playing games with the kids.  When it’s time to clear the table after dinner, we just turn the radio up a bi,t and let the groove take over.  Our 5 minute dance parties make clearing the table and loading the dishwasher more enjoyable, and less like work.  Have you seen daughter dance?  Let’s just say Elaine Benis (from Seinfeld) has nothing on my eight year old.  We usually end up laughing hysterically and before you know it everything is done.

I use the same perspective with laundry time. Incorporating an aspect of play makes any chore go faster, and for us the laundry room is right off the kitchen. When laundry time arrives we just crank up the tunes, and break out the Gain Apple Mango Tango! I am not adverse to grabbing DH and gliding right into a sassy tango as he is delivering the next basket. Laugh all you want, but laundry sure is fun in our house!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Product and additional incentives were provided to me. All opinions are mine, and those of my crazy dancing children.

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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    Cute name for the post! I just had to see what it was about. That sounds like a great idea and it’s so much nicer when everyone pitches in!

  2. eDee says:

    Love Gain – gets everything out!
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  3. Rhonda YVSG says:

    Oh that has to be dressing with cranberry relish. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
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  4. nichol tone says:

    Mashed Potatoes

  5. Cheri Royalty says:

    I really like dressing.

  6. My favorite Thanksgiving side dish would have to be my grandma’s dressing.
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  7. Meghan @JaMonkey
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    HAHA The post name cracked me up!
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  8. Maria Smith says:

    You are so funny! I want to see that Tango!
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  9. Tiffany @ The Bizy Mommy
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    Love this post Karen! That Apple Mango Tango sounds like it would smell heavenly. Then I can pretend I’m at some spa instead of in the kitchen, lol.
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    • karenhartzell says:

      Thanks, Tiffany! I got a delivery of it today and my dining room smells incredible. Who needs air freshener. hahaha!

  10. Blake says:

    green beans

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