I'm not always good about mise en place when cooking, but I totally get how helpful it is when I actually do manage to pull it off. I bought these bowls at the MOMA design store when we were in New York City this summer, and they definitely make my mise en place easier.
Neighbors of ours were solo parenting it for the week, so we had mom and son for dinner last Wednesday, and I made Emeril's Spaghetti Bologonese. Oh, yum... How can you go wrong with a sauce that has ground beef and sausage, cream and butter? Seriously, people?
Add to that the homemade Caesar Salad from Rick and Lainie's Excellent Kitchen Adventures, which has become a staple in our house (And allow me to pause and reveal something about myself: in the past, I did not like Caesar Salad. Neel loves it. I do not. Until this salad. This salad, I love.).