I don’t know if anyone recalls my last attempt at housewifery.
(Hey wait! The glass is not just HALF empty… it’s completely dry! Sigh. (The photo, by the way, I found at Susan’s blog.)
Where was I? Oh yeah… anyway, I thought I had been magically given a second chance on Wednesday when I magically came across these books lying out in the street on top of a broken bookcase:
I had already, for some unknown reason, bought this earlier in the day:
So, this was all some kind of sign, no?
I accordingly came home last evening prepared to cook myself and the long-suffering JJ a healthy, nourishing meal.
Well, here’s what I did end up cooking:
Now, I’m not as far gone as I might have thought, because even with the magical properties of the Mr. Chips pan I realised that 30 minutes was way too long. I tried 20, the usual cooking time. The chips ended up slightly burnt at that. Sigh.
But this is something that JJ, being a Scottish/Irish tattie lovin’ fiend, just had to have. I’m sure he was wowed by the description:
If you must use frozen fries, then they might as well be as good as they can be. This oval steel pan with two coats of Teflon® non-stick has ridges and perforations on the bottom to allow moisture to evaporate from underneath, keeping frozen potato shapes crisp. … you can put most of a 1 kilogram bag on it [emphasis added].
He ordered this from this place:
I must say, however, that they have some pretty cool stuff. Check this out:
(For those who haven’t seen this beauty before, it is actually my Fit to be Tied Straightjacket…)
Well, easy-peasy apparently, as long as you have this fancy cake tin:
Until I saw the price of the tins: $34.95. For one set. And that’s what the cake tins both cost two. Man, for $34.95 I can buy a jumbo sheet cake or a chocolate truffle bombe deluxe at Loblaws AND a case of Diet Coke to wash it all down with. Pig heaven.
So, I guess for now I’m sticking to the tried and true fare in the Brouhaha household: