Now how on earth do you get even one sink full of dishes from making brownies? Mixing bowl, measuring cup, baking pans, spoon, possibly beaters on a mixer - what more can you get dirty?
There was at least one bowl to mix part of the brownies (had quick oats in it, I can tell that much). Then a pot to do something with chocolate. Then put in four different pans to bake. There was a bowl that looked to only be used to hold a chocolate spoon. Layer of oats in the kitchen and dining room (our daughter helped). Various spoons and possibly forks. Spatula (I don't get the use of a spatula...I just use whatever spoon was used earlier in the mixing process). I'm not exactly sure just how much of the dishes were from this one baking attempt...but earlier I had maybe 1, 1.5 loads of dishes to wash. Now it's at least 3.
Not trying to complain, but when I cook, I know I'll have to clean dishes up afterward. If I didn't, I'd probably cook more.
Edit: Found another bowl. So that's two large mixing bowls, a regular bowl (to lay a spoon in), a pot, four baking pans, measuring cups, spoons, spatula, two beaters, and who knows what else. Plus the mess in the floor (and I guess you can count the socks she took off that had the oat mix all over them, since I also do laundry). There'll be at least one plate later (the baking pan is silicone, so it needs support when taken somewhere, i.e. work), though it should be virtually clean. The counters are a mess, and the electric skillet was used as counter space (thus, it has to be washed too).
And this was for brownies. Ask me what Thanksgiving is like.
I do get the appeal of fast food; $15, everyone gets something that halfway resembles sustenance, kids play, and that's that.