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Old 08-29-2015, 08:43 PM   #23921
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I had a rough night last night. Couldn't fall asleep. I finally fell into a nice deep sleep around two this afternoon. I wake up at 6:30 this evening totally confused. Look at the clock. Look out the window. Still daylight out. It must be 6:30 in the morning. In walks Pirate. What the heck is he doing here at that hour? Right behind him is Spike. Is something wrong? Both of the here this early in the day? I go out to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. Then I remember I am out of coffee. Spike has a large canister of coffee for me. I am now even more confused. How did he know I needed coffee?

Finally Pirate slowly explains everything to me. It is the same day as when I fell asleep. And my mind is clearing out the fog. Well, now I am fully aware of what is going on. Fortunately this doesn't happen to often. At my age it is just scary. Is this the onset of Alzheimer Disease? No. I was just in such a deep sleep. I am not ready for "the home."

I am ready to go back to bed. I need more sleep.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:51 PM   #23922
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...The ribeye was a perfect medium rare, with a REALLY nice crust.
Good thing the crust was on the steak and not on your eyebrows. Seriously, glad nothing serious happened. However, that steak-searing experience really required a big glass of wine on the side.

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Old 08-29-2015, 11:03 PM   #23923
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Good thing the crust was on the steak and not on your eyebrows. Seriously, glad nothing serious happened. However, that steak-searing experience really required a big glass of wine on the side.



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You got that right! Avocado oil apparently has a high smoke point, but not so high a burn point.

It was truly amazing to behold. I'm definitely going to keep a smothering lid out at all times. I'm happy that I didn't panic and grab the CI handle to pull the pan off the burner without a potholder.
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:38 PM   #23924
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Memo to self: Heat avocado oil in pan when pre-heating.

Thanks for sharing the adventure
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:53 PM   #23925
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My tip, when heating any oil, before adding food, turn heat off, remove pan from heat and add the steak or whatever. Wait about 15 seconds and place back on heat. No flame bursts and if it is cast iron you aren't losing any heat.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:12 AM   #23926
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What are you doing?

Good idea. I'd already cooked the ribeye on one side with no drama. I flipped it, and then the pyrotechnics began.

Am thinking ribeye fat may be more the culprit than the avocado oil.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:16 AM   #23927
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I am getting ready to go to see my daughter. She will be in her pool. I will be sitting on the lounge. Then around noon, she will go inside and I will head back home. I don't want to have to climb the stairs to her home. Her son is having a party this afternoon and will need the yard.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:58 AM   #23928
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I've never understood the cooks on TV spraying their pans anywhere they happen to be. The overspray ends up everywhere, floors, counters, stoves (fire hazard). I always do my spraying over the sink where any overspray can be cleaned up in the course of regular cleaning.

It may seem to all go in the pan, but not necessarily. I found out the hard way not to spray anywhere near the stove!
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:09 PM   #23929
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I've never understood the cooks on TV spraying their pans anywhere they happen to be. The overspray ends up everywhere, floors, counters, stoves (fire hazard). I always do my spraying over the sink where any overspray can be cleaned up in the course of regular cleaning.

It may seem to all go in the pan, but not necessarily. I found out the hard way not to spray anywhere near the stove!
Agreed! I spray my pans either over the sink for a small pan or for large pans, like a half sheet pan I open the dishwasher.
Now, we wouldn't be doing this if we had minions in our kitchens to clean everything up
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:54 PM   #23930
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I've never understood the cooks on TV spraying their pans anywhere they happen to be. The overspray ends up everywhere, floors, counters, stoves (fire hazard). I always do my spraying over the sink where any overspray can be cleaned up in the course of regular cleaning.

It may seem to all go in the pan, but not necessarily. I found out the hard way not to spray anywhere near the stove!
I just love the ones who give the pans a quick spray in just one spot. Like that is really going to work. Of course the camera doesn't show us the swap out. Do they really think we are that stupid?
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