[CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes

Penny Reeder penny.reeder at gmail.com
Sat May 2 12:09:28 EDT 2015


Ellen, I agree with you completely! Cranberries are just as bad as
blueberries, by the way! The absolute worst thing to clean up though
is pyrex! When a pyrex dish is dropped, it explodes, and there are
dangerous shards of glass virtually everywhere!
Penny

On 5/2/15, Mary Ann via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> I always put my item which I am using at the back of the counter or by the
> sink. I never leave a container in the middle of the counter. If this does
> not work put your container which you are using  in a tray.
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "ellen telker via Cookinginthedark" <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
> Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:03 AM
> To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>; "Charles Rivard" <wee1sman at fidnet.com>
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes
>
>> I'm really surprised that when this topic was discussed a while back,
>> nobody mentioned my biggest problem.  That is dropping and/or knocking
>> things over. I always try to put the lids back on things when they are not
>>
>> actually in use, but I do fear knocking the thing over while I'm reaching
>>
>> for the lid to put back on.  Fortunately, I am not a coffee drinker so I
>> do not knock mugs over unless they are my reader's when I'm reaching to
>> hand her something. Sighted people have this problem to some extent too,
>> because my reader says that from actual experience the worst things to
>> drop are blueberries.  Isn't it fun to think you have them all, and then
>> later when you've forgotten all about them, you step on one so you have a
>>
>> blue spot on the floor and your footwear.  Cherry tomatoes and grapes are
>>
>> second and third in line.  And have you had the pleasure of trying to
>> clean up spilled salad dressing or oil?  What brings this up is that this
>>
>> morning I knocked over my container of pistachios while I was nibbling on
>>
>> a few.  Well, first I had to put my guide dog in her crate, and my pet dog
>>
>> outside because my guide dog is a lab so she thinks vacuum cleaner is in
>> her job description.  Then I crawled around for about 15 minutes picking
>> up pistachios.  I actually did very well because when the dogs were
>> allowed back, I only heard about 8 or 9 crunches. I hope this gives you
>> all a good laugh because I really don't think I am the only one who has
>> this problem so I think you can sympathize and maybe elaborate on the
>> subject.  And I might as well ask a question.  If something like a
>> blueberry, pistachio or tomato falls on the floor but has not been
>> squashed, do you throw it out or do you wash it of and use it?
>> Ellen and the animals who like living here because sometimes they get
>> unexpected snacks
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Charles Rivard via Cookinginthedark"
>> <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
>> To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>; "Dale" <cookinginthedark at att.net>
>> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 10:28 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes
>>
>>
>>>I really got to razz my sighted Mom once when she put liquid smoke into a
>>>
>>>double batch of oatmeal raisin cookies instead of vanilla.  Let's just say
>>>
>>>that they certainly had a unique flavor??
>>>
>>> ---
>>> Be positive!  When it comes to being defeated, if you think you're
>>> finished, you! really! are! finished!
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Dale via Cookinginthedark" <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
>>> To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>; "Jeri Milton"
>>> <jerimilton at gmail.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 1:12 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes
>>>
>>>
>>>> Losing something you just had in your hand a second ago will drive you
>>>> crazy!
>>>> "Where did I put it?" I have asked myself a million times it seems.
>>>>
>>>> It especially gets on my nerves when we have to stop recording a Cooking
>>>>
>>>> in the Dark show so I can find what I just had  in my hand...
>>>>
>>>> To help me keep my blood pressure down, I have tried to teach myself to
>>>>
>>>> put things back where they go after I have used them....
>>>> I am still trying to teach myself this.
>>>> Getting better but I did lose the hot sauce today...
>>>>
>>>> I have taught myself to lean my cooking utensil, spoon, spatula, tongs,
>>>>
>>>> etc, in the sink...
>>>> actually I lean them in the front left and corner of my sink.
>>>> That way when I need to grab the utensil, I always know where they
>>>> are...
>>>> Keep on trucking Jerry!
>>>> Heck, once when I was making a meat loaf, I accidentally added a package
>>>>
>>>> of vanilla pudding...I thought it was my bag of onion and mushroom soup
>>>>
>>>> mix...
>>>> Anyway, that meat loaf was sweet and it was orange! I did not figure out
>>>>
>>>> why it was that way until after dinner...my wife still won't let me live
>>>>
>>>> that one down ! (grin)
>>>> Dale
>>>> Campbell
>>>> Owner- Cooking In The Dark List
>>>> Cooking In The Dark Home Cook
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hi all.
>>>>>So sometimes when Im cooking, I forget where I set things down like the
>>>>>
>>>>>garlic or a bottle of sauce. The other day I was frying some corn taco
>>>>>shells and kept losing the tongs. Sometimes...or most of the time the
>>>>>kids will need me for something and I get distracted. Does this happen
>>>>>to any of you?
>>>>>
>>>>>Jeri
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Sent from jeri's iPhone
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