[CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes

Nicole Massey nyyki at gypsyheir.com
Sat May 2 13:07:54 EDT 2015


Yeah, I fired a housekeeper because she kept putting things where she thought they should go and I couldn't find them. Since then I've trained roommates to find things, and there's always a bit of a learning curve. I can understand it, as before I lost my sight I put things wherever they fit too.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ann Smith via Cookinginthedark
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2015 11:38 AM
> To: [cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]; Penny Reeder
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Frustrations in the kitchen sometimes
> 
> Good morning, I was fit to be tied the other day when I could not find
> my cookie sheet bake me a pizza. Don't you guys love it when sighted
> people move things and don't tell you just were they happen to have
> moved it? My home health people are really good about moving things and
> not telling me you try to tell them please let me know where you moved
> insert item here.
> I do that as well, I put the utensils that I'm using very close by or
> in the sink. As far as cleaning up any messes in the kitchen I start a
> sink full of soapy water, and clean whatever I am using as it's being
> used up so that way when I'm through cooking most or all of it is just
> about cleaned up and put away.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On May 2, 2015, at 11:09 AM, Penny Reeder via Cookinginthedark
> <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> >
> > 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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