Daily Archives: January 30, 2010
Just got back with my new skillet. I ended up buying the 10-1/4 inch skillet, mostly because I could barely lift the 12 inch one. I think this one will serve most of my needs. The skillet is in the oven, baking off whatever horrible stuff they seasoned it with, and I will then re-season it with vegetable oil.
My shopping trip also yielded a great find. My Oster blender, which has served me for 14 years with no trouble, including making almost daily fruit smoothies, was unable to blend the last batch of smoothies I tried to make. The problem was the blade was stripped (the grooves on the bottom had smoothed out) so it no longer turned. I was looking at a new Oster, but didn’t really want to replace the whole thing – especially since the new one has a glass jar and I really like my plastic one, it’s lightweight and I don’t have to worry about dropping, breaking or chipping it.
A new blade would have been $10 + shipping, which I would have done, gladly. But while shopping, I found a 7-piece smoothie kit for Oster blenders, which included a blending cup with lid, a new blade, two sealing rings and a blender bottom. All for $13. I was psyched.
I felt like it was great deal, even if I didn’t use the cup – until I realized if I used the cup, it was one less thing I had to wash! Woo-hoo.
Now I just have to decide what to cook first in the skillet. Until then….
I’ve been in a bit of a funk, and Mrs J said “I’ve named the entree for the last two days, it’s your turn”. These I can make on auto pilot and don’t need to watch them very close, a bit of a stir now and again.Of course, you really have to make cornbread to go with beans. This is the basic mix with some chopped green onions and some bacon bits. Used the bacon fat in the mix to replace the oil the recipe called for.