If you are hoping for advice you came to the wrong place. We became a large family rather quickly. In 5 years we have gone from 1 child to 7 children and now soon to be 8 children. Our kitchen did not grow with us, although it is a nice kitchen and I am grateful to have it. Below are pictures of our kitchen.
We are a very tidy and organized family, which has been a blessing. There is just not much usable counter space. I can't imagine trying to work in this kitchen if the counters were covered with junk. I have to keep ALL(except a coffee pot and electric skillet)of my small appliance in a cabinet. There is just NO counter space. I use the coffee pot and electric skillet daily!! We have a very small closet/pantry. I would love to do more cooking from scratch but I just don't have a place to store items or counter space for preparation. Reorganize the kitchen? Any suggestions?
So here is my question to you. How do you do meal preparation?? I am already having to double recipes. Even though our children are small they are consuming a good amount of food. What do you use to prepare meals in? Do you have industrial size appliances? Crock pot? Electric skillet? We tend to purchase inexpensive small appliances and they just don't seem to be holding up well with all the use. Any suggestions?