Ya Gotta Hand It To Short People. Because They Can’t Reach It Themselves.

Trying to use only my cast iron pots & pans for cooking. All the “non-stick” and such pots & pans have all worn out, started flaking, over the years and I’m getting tired of buying new stuff every year or so.

So, I have a 8″, 12″, and two 10″ skillets, a 12″ (or so) griddle, and two enamel covered iron stew pots (which are actually called something else but I’m having a severe senior moment here). I also have a steel-clad aluminum fry pan I really like using. I probably don’t need to look for a “sauce” pan but there should be something in an enamel coated iron somewhere. (Cooking acidic things, like spaghetti sauce, can ruin your seasoning in an iron skillet.) I do have a couple of small steel sauce type pans that we use a lot though. My iron wok. Can’t forget my wok.

And they all work with induction stoves. Which I’m going to get one of (probably) next year.

I have one of those old blue ribbed-like roasting pans (like Grandma had!) that I hardly ever use since I’ve been doing that kind of cooking in the Instant Pot then oven. A couple of those copper colored non-stick roasting type pans that have the electric burner they sit on. Pretty and useful when we use them. Which I’ll do until the pretty copper colored non-stick wears off or starts to flake.

The post-use for iron is a bit labor intensive; but once I get the seasoning done right that should ease up a bit. Should. My griddle is getting pretty close to non-stick now that I’m not afraid to use a lot of bacon fat or lard in my cooking. (Dutch Ovens! Knew it’d come to me!)

Anywho, another learning experience. I do like cooking though. Course, about the time I get any good at it it’ll be time for me to check out.

Found a guy/group on YouTube called “Dzivia” and his/their “Rujnuj” album. Nice. Somewhat reminds me of “Hu” but Nordic sounding. Sorta.

June 21st. Already been there.

Amazon has a 2-quart enameled sauce pan for less than $40. Hmm…

Two guys are taping and pasting the FILA and doing a pretty good job. I manage to drop in a couple of times a day to look around. (Once when they’re there and once after they’re gone for the day.) Gonna take about a week to finish that part. Meanwhile, another $15k to the contractor … He says he’ll be done by the end of July.

Tomorrow is World Pantyless Day.

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I Hate Cleaning Out The Freezer And Finding People I Don’t Even Recognize

So, anyone know when Summer will arrive?

I mean, I know the first official day of summer is 21 June, but, Wx wise when the Hell is summer going to get here? Tired of wearing my coat on my walks and using a “summer” quilt.

June 21st (in a few days). Wow. Got married the first time 50 years ago; days before my 21st birthday, in a random spot at Tilden Park in Berkeley, Ca. Freaked a bunch of picnickers out. Bunch of cars pull up, people get out and gather near a tree, and have a marriage ceremony. I think we even dodged a couple of frisbies. Well, we lasted 11 years when we should have just had some great sex for a night and gone our separate ways. Would have made both our lives way less complicated. (But then, circumstances wouldn’t have led me to SWMBO who is the best person to ever happen to me.)

Pretty crappy outside yesterday so I did things inside. Replaced a boob light in the coat closet with a LED light we took out of the MILA. Hooked up my auto-tuner to one of my HF antenna’s. Started 35 ice cream sandwiches to freeze drying. (Would have been 36 but, well, one died for the cause.)

About 1400 I got kinda lazy and watched “John Wick Chapter 4” on the big tv in the living room and that took almost 3 hours (with pee breaks. My old bladder likes the pause button). I do like that sound bar we bought with the tv though. Makes it more of a “theater” experience. The Dog doesn’t come into the living room with the sub-woofer going though. It doesn’t appear to hurt him but he doesn’t like the vibration (or something).

Then, back to the grind: dishes, some laundry, dinner (batch-it night since SWMBO works the genealogy library and there’s no telling what time she’ll get home). Can of Nalley’s Beef Stew cause I got really lazy.

When she did finally get home and had a bite to eat, we sat and watched “Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania.” And that took us up to bedtime.

Pretty lazy Saturday. It’s a rough life. Someone’s gotta do it.

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