Out with the old. I have never owned a set of pots and pan and certainly hadn't thought I ever would. Earlier this month I read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain - recommended reading! He said that a sauce pan needs to be heavy enough so that if you hit someone over the head, it will knock them out, and if your's doesn't - throw it away and buy one that does. Just days after reading that, I decided to cook some rice and finish off the Hawaiian meatballs that someone brought Christmas Eve. I used the little Revereware pan in the front and completely burned the rice and the pan. I had an ah ha moment and decided that after Christmas, I could probably pick up said pan on sale at Macy's.
In with the new. I'm not sure what tipped the scales in my judgement since I haven't bought pans in all these years. The sale price was tempting of course, and I opted for plain stainless. I decided to go with what I know. Any one could be a weapon. DD Chris wants the old Dutch oven which was my mother's.
Also also wik (think Monty Python), once I lost control, I also bought the enamel-
clad cast iron pot. It replaces one that I got as a wedding gift back in the dark ages and that wore out years ago. It makes great rice. The pan on the right was a freebie - don't what its use is.
At Hancocks, I got the cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutters and also fabric to make DIL Missy's rag-rug placemats. She asked if I would make some to match the towels. I pulled some of the thrums off the loom this morning and these fabrics come pretty darn close. I'll preshrink them tomorrow when I do laundry. I also bought two cheap Venetian blinds at Home Depot, 23" and 36", to use as packing when I weave. You'd think I had a job the way I was spending today.
I ran into Jimmy Beans to drop off a Hand-
woven for Jeanie. She was on the phone and held up a finger - wait a minute. We've become a mini-study group of two, both learning. It's neat to inch forward together. I should have tossed the magazine to her and run.
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