Dining space in the kitchen always looks relaxed and friendly, but I sometimes wonder how practical it can be when you're really entertaining?
You know what I mean .... the table is laid beautifully, your guests arrive, everyone moves staight into the kitchen to enjoy an aperiitif and watch the finishing touches be added to the meal; wine is poured, the first course enjoyed ... then cleared for the main course and so what do you do with the dishes?!
If you are all sitting in the kitchen, you don't want dirty dishes spoiling the decor, and neither to do you want to start piling plates into the dishwasher... or the sink...
So I wondered, with the fashion for big open kitchen and family rooms, how do you work it? Where do you like to eat? I mean for big family meals, or if you invite friends over for dinner or lunch.
Here in the summer(if it ever arrives!) we enjoy nearly all our meals outside, but the rest of the year it's mostly in the kitchen for breakfast and quick family lunches, then in the dining room for 'proper' meals and when we have guests or friends with us.
As we finish with plates they are taken out of the dining room and into the kitchen to wait.
The kitchen looks like a riot broke out by the end of the meal, but I don't mind because it is all out of sight, and I just clear away once every one has gone.
So how do you work it? Do you think that dirty dishes just adds to the fun, or do you hate the thought of your guests seeing your kitchen in a muddle?
Do tell, I'd love to know :)
hope you have a happy weekend, thank you for reading me
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