Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hey, I Can Be Domestic, Too

Lisa Arch isn't the only one who knows kitcheny stuff. I know a couple of things. Er, at least I think so. Here are some of them:

Whenever you have a chance to buy a bag of lemons on sale, do it. Then throw a couple down the garbage disposal every now and then to keep it smelling sweet.

Some people will tell you never to throw chicken bones in a garbage disposal. Others will tell you it's actually good for the garbage disposal. The correct answer is: depends on your make and model. Check with your manufacturer. Some well-made brands, like In-Sink-Erator, actually hone and thrive on bones and ice ("Feed me, Seymour!") while others might wither and die. As always, RTFM.

A few things all garbage disposal manuals will tell you, though: no grease! And no celery or corn husks or artichokes or other stringy, tangly veggies. And cold water is better than hot.

And never, ever stick your hand anywhere near that thing. Haven't you ever seen a Final Destination movie??

Okay, enough about garbage disposals. Here is the secret to perfect scrambled eggs:

First, put a teeny bit of milk or soy milk in there.

Then, and this is key: Don't use a frying pan.

Instead use a small nonstick saucepan and a silicon spatula. Because the cooking surface is so small and hot and all-surrounding, the eggs will cook fast (another benefit) so you'll have to keep them constantly moving. This fills the eggs with air and makes them fluff-tastic. You'll love them.

If you like cheese omelettes, try substituting a little cream cheese for whatever cheese you usually use. (I've seen it called Eggs San Francisco) It's delicious.

And speaking of delicious, there is no better rainy day lunch in the world than soup 'n' Scoops. That is, Tostitos Scoops, filled with either Campbells Chunky New England Clam Chowder, or Campbells Creamy Tomato Soup. The Tostitos Scoops are like little bowls for the soup. It's fan-tastic.

If the Tostitos or Campbells people would like to send me cases of free product, please know that I am definitely not above such plugola. If anyone else wants to send me free stuff, I also love my new Converse Chucks Slips, and would love to get more. Also, a Power Mac G5 would be really cool. Also I like cars.

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