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Old 04-27-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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Things ya gotta do....

As I had mentioned in my work triangle thread I have a small apartment kitchen right now. The oven is so small that I have a hard time roasting a chicken when I put it on this stand. The upper part is so close to the elements that it gets burnt before the chicken is done. I have devised a little trick to combat this problem. I make a little tuke for ol' tweetie so it doesn't get too well done. I cover it loosely and take it off with about 20 minutes left so the skin can crisp up with the rest of the bird....

Sometimes you have to get creative...Anybody else have to Jerry rig things to get the job done??

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Old 04-27-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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chicken tukes...well whatta ya know! Clever!
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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It has pigtails, just like Pippi Longstocking! Great idea, Rock!
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:34 AM   #4
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Nice hat!
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:20 AM   #5
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Love that, Rock!

When I do wedding cakes, the pans can get pretty big for the bottom tiers. A cake that is 15" in diameter has a hard time baking in the middle without drying out the edges. There are cones you can put in the center, but I don't find they work very well. However, I have found using my 6" pan in the center, and baking batter in that which will then be set back into the center hole when the cake is done, gives me not only an evenly baked cake, but the perfect circle for cutting the cake.

When you cut a wedding cake, you make approx 2 inch circular cuts and then make 1 inch slices from each round. 6 inches is the smallest you want to go in the center, and it is already cut for you!
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:37 AM   #6
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An aluminum doo-rag, I love it!

Sometimes I think my whole life is Jerry-rigged!

I don't think I could function in a beautiful kitchen, I actually enjoy the challenge of makin' do!

I have friends and family that have wonderful homes, they "escape" to primitive weekend homes so they can get creative and rough it, they call it camping! I guess I'm at camp all year round, lucky me!

When all you have is what you've got, you make it work!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:25 AM   #7
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I have a six foot folding table that is put to use when I have a big cooking project going...like making pasta.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:39 AM   #8
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When they came to quote for my new central heating boiler I was told that the hot water storage cylinder would have to be moved from the linen cupboard to the loft and I would lose the airing cupboard. My first comment was "But where will I put my bread to rise?". The saleswoman looked at me as if I was quite mad.

I thought everyone used their airing cupboard for rising and proving their bread dough
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #9
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When they came to quote for my new central heating boiler I was told that the hot water storage cylinder would have to be moved from the linen cupboard to the loft and I would lose the airing cupboard. My first comment was "But where will I put my bread to rise?". The saleswoman looked at me as if I was quite mad.

I thought everyone used their airing cupboard for rising and proving their bread dough
We went through a similar adjustment when the gas pilot lights on our stoves were replaced with electronic ignition. No more setting bread to rise or celery leaves to dry etc... in the warm oven.

Every time we gain something we seem to lose something just as important to us!
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When they came to quote for my new central heating boiler I was told that the hot water storage cylinder would have to be moved from the linen cupboard to the loft and I would lose the airing cupboard. My first comment was "But where will I put my bread to rise?". The saleswoman looked at me as if I was quite mad.

I thought everyone used their airing cupboard for rising and proving their bread dough
I had to look up airing cupboard and found this helpful site: http://www.effingpot.com/house.shtml

I think most Americans would call that a utility closet. I put rising bread in the microwave after heating a cup of water in it.
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