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Genius or wasteful? Mum's trick to avoid doing dinner dishes every night splits opinion

Genius or wasteful? Mum's trick to avoid doing dinner dishes every night splits opinion

Would you give this one a try?
9 November 2022 3:06PM

One mum’s method of having a complete dinner without needing to do any dishes after is drawing both praise and criticism from people online. 

Rebecca Curley from England was sick and tired of doing the dishes and/or loading and unloading the dishwasher every night (I hear you girl), so, she decided to use a kitchen staple to solve her problem. 

Rather than serving up nightly dinners on the usual plates, Rebecca covered the dining table in tin foil and plopped the food right on top.

To save even more time and do even fewer dishes, she had her family eat with their hands - negating the need for cutlery, and cooked the mince in her air fryer - meaning none of those pesty pots or pans needed to be washed. 

The only things that needed to be washed were the cutting board and knife. Now that’s an efficient dinner!

Although it might not suit your family, Rebecca reckons it’s perfect for hers. 

“We like picky meals and this way is more fun and the clean up afterwards was great,” she said, as reported by LadBible.

“[The kids] ate every last bit, there was nothing left so I literally just had to pick up the tin foil.”

“They really enjoyed it. It was something fun,” the 28-year-old continued. “You can take your kids out for half term to a restaurant and it would cost £50 (NZ$96) and this cost me £5 (NZ$9). We had just as much fun as if we’d gone out.”

Online opinions were split, with some saying it’s a harmless idea, and others saying there are better alternatives.  

“To be fair, this is a fun idea for kids,” wrote one Twitter user. “Plus the foil will keep the food warm. Why not if you can afford it - nobody should judge her.”

“Just get paper plates,” wrote another. 

“Am I the only person who looks at the "dinner on a whole table covered in tin foil" videos who sees farm animals being fed out of troughs...?” said another.