We got a million of ’em.
So, we were tagged by Kate at Four Obsessions to tell all about five stupid things we regularly do in the kitchen, and since we vied for the title of stupidest in the kitchen, all three of us contributed.
Our dirty secrets?
- I do not own a toaster, so I burn a lot of bread under the broiler while trying to make toast.
- I do not own potholders, so I burn my arms and hands a lot, sometimes while retrieving said burnt toast.
- I think all the time about buying a toaster or a potholder, but never do. Due to laziness, cheapness, or stubbornness, I’m not sure. Probably all of the above.
- I can’t make coffee. I’m serious.
- I waste more leftovers than I care to admit.
Maria takes a lot of pride in not wasting too many leftovers. However, she says:
- A potholder theme! I do own potholders, but I do not use them. I use the nearest dishtowel. This is both unsanitary and dangerous as it is often wet, making it an excellent heat conducter.
- .I begin carefully separating eggs and then casually toss a yolk in with the whites or white in with the yolks.
- I confuse baking soda and baking powder.
- I grate the skin off my knuckles while grating cheese and then squint at the grated cheese to determine if there are signs of blood.
- I am overconfident in judging container sizes relative to amount ingredients and end up with extreme overflow as I stubbornly try to pack too much into too small a container.
And from Anne:
- I have a very nice collection of kitchen knives, which I store all piled on top of one another in a
small drawer under the counter. They get used, but are not well cared for.
- For some reason I continue to think I can wear a white shirt when I cook, which invariably gets ruined. I have many aprons, but never remember to use them
- Our cat has very good taste in cheese/pate/pork fat,* but we frequently leave the kitchen absent-mindedly only to find a $12 blockof cheese mauled and crumbled on the counter/floor.*(I was worried he’d get sick when he recently ate all the trimmings from a pork shoulder, but
he just went into a food coma for an hour or two and then he was back to normal)
- I love my clean shiny counters, but don’t always think about using a ‘new/clean’ towel thereby having a lovely kitchen but poisoning my family by spreading germs all over
- When leftover food has been in the fridge for a while, I will ask my husband “can I get rid of this?” to which he always replies, “no don’t throw it out! I’ll eat it for lunch tomorrow.” This goes on for several days until the leftover food has taken on new colors, fuzziness, and very unpleasant odor.
So much for credibility in the cooking world. We’re a bunch of kitchen charlatans.
And who to tag?
From our local food world:
John Roos, Local coffee roaster extraordinaire
From next door in Detroit, just because we’d love to hear his hallmark smart ass sincerity addressing this topic:
And from the world of famous food bloggers who no doubt have better things to write about but might be desperate because their blogging everyday in November and need a topic (and it’s a good one):