Behind The Butter


a full time dishwasher.

can be male, female or machine operated.

must love buttercream, chocolate, sea salt and brown sugar.

must love cats.

must have extremely strong triceps to occasionally hold broken kitchen aid in place while creaming butter and sugar.

apply now.

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  • Camille
    December 18, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I just want someone to wash anything that has butter on it. Or at least remind me to remove my ring while I wash it. I love butter, but I don’t love when it is stuck to everything!

  • Amy
    December 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Have you thought about getting a portable dishwasher? Not sure what the space is like in your place, but you can roll it out of the way when you’re not using it. Might be well worth it considering the amount of baking you do!

  • Kelli H
    December 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Whenever I bake I’m in the same boat but for cooking the rule has always been whoever cooks doesn’t do the dishes. I love that rule…

  • Dynamics
    December 18, 2010 at 8:45 am

    You broke your KitchenAid? That is amazing.

  • Laura Ann
    December 18, 2010 at 8:48 am

    our kitchen sinks are twins. i totally feel you on this one.

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    December 18, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Oh man, I can’t relate to you pain. I’ve always had a dishwasher. My dishes are bad enough as it is, I can’t imagine!

  • Kelly
    December 18, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I applaud you because honestly if I didn’t have a dishwasher my husband and I would be eating take out on paper plates every single night.

  • grocery goddess jen
    December 18, 2010 at 9:22 am

    You didn’t mention what the pay was 😉

    • AshleyH
      December 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm

      I thought about this too. You need to add that you need someone who will work for little to nothing. 🙂

      • Abby
        December 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm

        I say just pay in food. Heck, I could help you with the dishes and emptying out the overloaded freezer…cleaning up my resume right now. 😉

  • Tiffany
    December 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    The prospect of washing dishes is the only thing that keeps my impulses to cook ridiculous things in check! Totally feel your pain. And shouldn’t dish washing being Adam’s domain?

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I will not be applying for this. Mainly because I need one myself.

  • Jess
    December 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

    If you find a good one for cheap, send him/her/it my way! I have a sink FULL of dishes!

  • Haleigh
    December 18, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I didn’t have a dishwasher for 2 years when I lived in Sweden. At first, it was horrible… but I eventually got used to it.

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 18, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Omg love it! I am traveling and have not had a dishwasher for the past few weeks and forgot just how much TIME it takes to do dishes for me, the hubs, the child…by hand! 3 squares + 3 snacks a day, each, = lotsa dishes!

    If you find a great dishwasher who also likes to scrub the floor, toilets, or take out the trash, send him my way please 🙂

  • Kindra
    December 18, 2010 at 9:43 am

    my condolences, no dishwashy = sad!

  • Marina
    December 18, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Oh god, I could use one of those 😀 But also, I could work for you. You can pay me in baked goods 😀

  • Val @ Balancing Val
    December 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Not applying to that 😉 Between home and culinary school, my triceps are shot and the skin on my hands is like sandpaper. I feel for ya!

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    December 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Can I lick the leftover chocolate? If so, totally applying.

  • Nicci (NiftyEats)
    December 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I finally emptied my kitchen sink this morning, and remembered to start the dishwahser.

  • J.
    December 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I’m not strong…and I dislike cats. So…I guess I don’t qualify. But for a place to live with a couch and TV, I’ll do anything !! 🙂

    I’ll bet you are far more productive than I.
    Me? Sleep in. Eat ginormous breakfast. Peruse internet. Watch TV on the floor while sitting on the floor (in freezing apartment!). Snack. Watch more TV. Attempt to read. Fail. Eat ginormous lunch (after all that sitting). Watch christmas movies again all day and nite while sitting on the floor in 10 layers of clothes.

    I’ll bet you get a ton of baking done in a day!

    • Jen
      December 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      Um, could you stop this – every time comment?

      • J.
        December 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

        I just have guilt feelings for doing nothing, eating, sitting. Their normal feelings. I’ve seen you write in the past about how you feel guilty for everything. I guess I just want to be okay with sitting and just being lazy. Eating way too much hummus and bread and chocolate cookies and chocolate everything.
        That’s all. Someday I’m sure this feeling of guilt will go away.
        You would likely me call me a lazy useless blob.

        • jenna
          December 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm

          hi! girl…everyone has guilty feelings sometimes! They don’t mean you’re lazy and useless…they mean you’re human. 🙂

          • JC
            December 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm

            Perhaps you should start your own blog instead of being so depressing on this one. It’s a light, fun post. If you have issues, perhaps you should deal with those or try and be a little bit more helpful here. It’s fun. We all work hard for what we have. This is not a pity party!

  • Natalie @ Scarlett Notions
    December 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I stick to the “cook doesn’t clean” rule. Maybe give some goodies to a friend, and they’ll do the dishes for you as a “thank you?”

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    December 18, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Consider this my formal application?! 😉

  • Amalfi Girl
    December 18, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Oh yes, how sweet it would be to have a human dish washer. If I had to choose between a personal chef and a dish washer, there is no question I would go with the dish washer.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    December 18, 2010 at 10:36 am

    sign me up!

  • Sana
    December 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I don’t cook, because I hate washing dishes.

  • Detroit Runner
    December 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Will work for food! 🙂

    • Baking 'n' Books
      December 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm

      I second that!

      • Catie
        December 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm

        I third this!

  • sherri
    December 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

    if only i loved nearby, i’d glady do this chore for you. i’m great with cleaning but not so good with cooking. dexter and i would be best pals for certain.

  • Erin
    December 18, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I meet all of your qualifications! And I even like doing dishes sort of. Sadly, I don’t think I can move to CA for the job.

  • Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life
    December 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    and that just made me lol

  • Baking 'n' Books
    December 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I was going to ask you before how you ever did your dishes. Whenever I bake it overwhelms me, and it’s just for one!

  • Lori Lynn
    December 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I think washing dishes is one of my least favorite things to do! I think it stems from a childhood chore of having to do it, and my hands would always get so dry and “dish-pan-y”, b/c I wouldn’t wear gloves. Not sure what I would do without my dishwasher, and I probably put off washing dishes that have to be done by hand! LOL

  • The Skinny Chronicles
    December 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Brutal. Dishes are definitely a downside to cooking and baking. Might I recommend listening to Billie Holiday while scrubbing? It helps.

  • Maria (The Fitted Apron)
    December 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I like washing dishes It makes me feel productive after I’ve eaten a nice meal. Standing is much better than sitting.

  • sally kate
    December 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I feel your pain. I havent had a dishwasher in 3 years. It has severely stunted the list of things I am willing to cook.

  • Moni'sMeals
    December 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    haha, just like me sink!

    get your guy to do it, right?

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    December 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    my husband is the best dishwasher ever. i’m fortunate to have him 🙂 otherwise i’d be in the same position. at least all those dishes=yummy food!

  • vegantickles
    December 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I can totally relate. I’m constantly cooking/baking and my hands are so dry from washing so many dishes every single day.

  • cecilia
    December 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    If you could pay for my flight to the US. I would seriously do your dishes all day everyday. 🙂

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    From reading your posts, I always shake my head when you mention you have tons of dishes to do/don’t have a dishwasher. Half the time I don’t try recipes is simply because of the amount of dishes they dirty. Splurge and get a dishwasher 🙂

  • Susan
    December 19, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I actually like doing dishes. When I took cooking classes at the JC, I loved when I was on dish duty. I even use my dw as a drying rack, which the bf never understands. I’m even local. 🙂

  • Traci(faithfulfoodiefashionista)
    December 19, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Wouldn’t it be nice 🙂

  • Erica
    December 19, 2010 at 7:06 am

    I noticed that nobody else has mentioned it so I will:

    Have kids. Make it a chore. Just sayin;-)

    Love you, girl!

  • Peggy
    December 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Hire me!!! I meet all of the above categories, and actually get a weird pleasure out of washing dishes. Satisfying. Particularly if said dishes were covered in buttercream and chocolate… All you have to do is beat UC-Berkeley’s PhD stipend (so, like, 4 cents an hour) and you have yourself a dishwasher!

    ps. I’m only kind of kidding… ! 🙂

  • carole
    December 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    We had a dishwasher when I was a kid, but never used it except for big parties. I have never owned one and probably never will. Washing dishes slows down time and is a good daydreaming tool.

  • Amy
    December 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    It’s funny– I have those same measuring spoons from a kids’ recipe book I got from my mom’s work Christmas Party 20 years ago.

    It’s good to see that those are still making the rounds!

    • jenna
      December 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      yes!!! i’ve totally had them for about twenty years now…

  • Lisa
    December 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Too funny!!

    Not to brag or anything but I am the Queen of Clean Up. The kitchen always stays pretty clean when I cook and I prefer to clean dishes as I go along,

    • jenna
      December 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      want to be roommates?

  • Dominique
    December 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I’m pretty much the same as Lisa. I can’t let the dishes pile up as I bake, otherwise I’ll never do them. I have to do them as I’m going. I’ll usually start washing when one batch of whatever is in the oven. Or if I’m making cupcakes for an event, the BF comes over to help out and he’s immediately put on dish-washing duty. He doesn’t mind–thank goodness!

  • Ffion
    December 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I hate cleaning up, so I guess I’m not your girl. I think I even need my own dish washer!