- things that worked well that I want to remember to do again
- changes I want to make next time
- steps/procedures to review or emphasize the day of the lab, based on mistakes or misunderstandings that happened in the kitchens
- other helpful reminders/hints to myself
Sidenote: It's funny now to see the recurring themes, such as "do not accidentally turn off oven." When the oven timers would go off students would hit the "Cancel" button thinking they were turning off the timer, when in fact they were turning off the oven. This was a big problem when that timer was just for the first check!
It's a simple thing, but very helpful. Having the notes for several recipes on the same page also helps because I wind up reviewing them more often, rather than just before using a specific one. And of course, it makes it easier to identify patterns over time.
What do you do to make sure you remember your wishes for "next time"?