i went to dish up some leftover casserole for lunch today. i grabbed a paper plate - the smartest investment i've ever made in my whole life - and opened the utensil drawer to get a fork. no forks. i went to the dish rack. no forks. i looked in the sink. yup. there they are. all 20 forks. dirty. underneath the pile of plates and bowls and other casserole dishes and empty lunch storage containers.
for a normal household: quickly do dishes. or, at least, grab a fork and wash it off.
for me: return to the utensil drawer. grab a spoon. use the spoon to eat casserole.