Assalam o alikum sisters. Hope you all are doing fine. Today I was in kitchen , cooking meal for my family. while I was stirring spoon in the broth i was cooking, I was feeling so bored standing still near stove, constantly moving just my arm. Then I thought there must be some thing fun or productive while I cook. So I just hit upon to share those ideas with you guys, that what good, productive acts you can do while you are cooking. Especially, how to use this time to cook as well as please ALLAH. This was some thing really energized me, so here you go with few good tips about productive cooking.
1) DO DHIKAR CONSTANTLY:
How to use the same time to cook as well as to please ALLAH ? pretty easy. It think this is the first most and important most tip for productive cooking. Just keep reciting durood while cooking, or you can recite astagfaar also, or any short dua! it wouldn’t take much effort, but would please your Lord that you kept Him in mind even while you were busy doing your worldly routine stuff.
2)Beauty treatment :
While cutting vegetables for meal to cook, just cut an extra piece of tomato, and rub it on your hands and face when you are stirring the vegetables on stove. if you squeezed lemon in food, do not throw off the peal, rub it on your face and hands. Same you can do for cucumber you are cutting for salad . or if you have milk, take a spoon or two of it an apply on skin, for milk cleansing. If you are a working women or a house wife, it doesn’t means you don’t have any right on yourself, neither islam stops you from being beautiful. In this way you would not have to get extra time for your skin care (which you never get).
3) Clean the kitchen:
While meal is not ready yet, and you are tenderizing it, spend this time in cleaning your kitchen. May be your microwave oven or any kitchen cabinet needs your attention for detailed cleaning, but you never got free time enough to clean it properly. Especially, keep cleaning the you work area, putt all things back as you use them, all those plates, bottles of salt and pepper etc.
4) Wash the dishes:
The most useful tip for productive cooking, Keep washing the utensils as you use them while cooking. Make it a habit. For example if you used a plate to while peeling potatoes or you used chopper to chop onion and garlic, or any bowl to beat eggs, wash them immediately as you empty them. Don’t wait for unclean dishes to pile up for you.
Above all those tips, one important thing worth mentioning is, that don’t get so much indulged in these extra tasks while cooking, so that your food keeps burning on stove and you couldn’t even smell it you keep on scrubbing your face with tomato, and forget to add salt in food. Your concentration must be towards cooking. And try not to leave the kitchen while cooking and doing any one of above task, this reduces the chance of forgetting your food on stove. That is why I mentioned those things only, which you can do inside cooking while not leaving your food unattended. These are the things I do while cooking, what you do ? do share with us what you do while cooking.
May Allah give more taste in your hands 😛 and reward you for your efforts you do for your family, accept your duas and forgive your sins. Remember me in your prayers.