I know this is bothering me way more than it should. But it still is.
In our pre-Kosher days (or perhaps it’s more accurate to label them our “proto-kosher” days) we just focused on separating meat meals and milk meals. We didn’t change the dishes, we didn’t worry about utensils or containers. We simply avoided eating cheeseburgers, muenster-and-baloney sandwiches, or cheesey-beefy noodles.
Oh, and we steered clear of bacon-wrapped shrimp, of course.
Sounds simple, right?