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Old 04-02-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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What I learned today:

I thought this might be fun for a thread. Let me know if there is one already in existence. Have you ever learned something, whether trivial or more significant, and just wanted to tell someone about it? This is a place to share any of those moments you've had in the kitchen today. It can be an epiphany, something you learned the hard way, a quirk you just noticed, whatever you learned.

For example, today I learned that chopping seven cloves of garlic is much easier than chopping a single clove of garlic.
I also learned that a 4 1/2 second pour from my olive oil cruet is approximately one tablespoon.
On Sunday I learned (again) that I always, always, always need to set a timer when I put something in the oven. No, I will not remember what time I put it in, or probably even to check it.

Anyone else learn anything in the kitchen today? (or recently)

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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I learned (again) that my best ideas often happen when I have no idea what I'm going to do and just go with what first pops into my head.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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I learned that a couple of packets of gravy mix can save an overcooked meat loaf. Spike made one and fell asleep. He brought me a very large piece. I made the gravy and put the meatloaf in the pan to absorb the gravy. Came out perfect.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:57 PM   #4
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I learned that I cannot handle 1/4 tsp of cayenne in my curried tuna salad. I also learned how to fix the rest of it, added more mayo, lemon juice and diced sweet peppers.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:37 AM   #5
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I have nothing to contribute today Sprout but what a great idea for a thread.

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:51 AM   #6
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I learned that I cannot handle 1/4 tsp of cayenne in my curried tuna salad. I also learned how to fix the rest of it, added more mayo, lemon juice and diced sweet peppers.
Sounds yummy! What else goes into your curried tuna salad?
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:52 AM   #7
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I learned that a couple of packets of gravy mix can save an overcooked meat loaf. Spike made one and fell asleep. He brought me a very large piece. I made the gravy and put the meatloaf in the pan to absorb the gravy. Came out perfect.
Good save!
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:43 AM   #8
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I learned to never try and cook something after coming back from sitting in the dentist's office for 2 1/2 hours, on 3 hours of sleep, getting pricked with countless, painful needles, being drilled and drilled and still feeling pain, then getting pricked with more needles, and feeling sore all night....all for a damn crown.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:07 AM   #9
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merstar, that sounds like a hellish day. Hope you feel better soon. And that the crown was on a tooth where it will actually get shown off!

I've learned that one of those little soap-filled dishbrushes (the one that looks like a mushroom with a very bristly stem) filled with Soft Scrub Gel with bleach is great for cleaning the sink and/or sinkmat. I also use it to clean any plastic cutting board I've used for meat before I put it into the dishwasher.

I've learned that I cannot get the smell of onion/garlic/potato out of my hands for days no matter what I've tried. For a couple bucks I can buy a box of food service gloves at my grocery store and not worry about smelly hands ever again.

I've learned that no matter how yummy my dinner tasted I still can't get my hubby to wash dishes... *sigh*
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:19 AM   #10
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Sounds yummy! What else goes into your curried tuna salad?
I did this one last week: Curried Chicken Salad

Used two cans tuna in water this week. Makes a nice topping for green salad and since Shrek doesn't like it I get 3-4 lunches out of it.
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