What WOULD Bekki Eat?

Well, I'll start with what I wouldn't eat. I wouldn't eat margarine. Or tofu. Or lowered-fat anything. Olestra is right out. Hydrolyzed, isolated, evaporated, enriched, or chocolate flavored "phood" won't pass these lips.
What will I eat? Real food. Made-at-home food. Food that my great-great-grandmother could have made, if she had the money and the time. And if she hadn't been so busy trick-riding in a most unladylike way.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Delayed coupon rant

Last week there were no coupons in the Sunday paper.

Somehow, the world spun on. Not sure how.

This week there were coupons, but we went to the zoo and it took me a while to recover from that enough to care about the paper. I never know how many things in the coupon section will piss me off, so I have to be well-rested and calm in case it's an epic week. Don't want to die from a ranty coronary.

This week's rant has little to do with food. It has to do with cleaning up after making food. Something that I guess gets a bit drudgerous. Drudgersome? Hmmm... I guess neither of those is a real word. Moving on...
Cooking real food can make a real mess. But, generally nothing permanent. Nothing in need of "microbeads" that magically target "stuck-on food." What the hell is up with that? Are these more of the amazing nanites at work? I don't think so. But Palmolive claims it's new Scrub Buster with MicroBeads will do just that. That horrible, terrible stuck-on food will be a thing of the past.

Why was it even a problem? All it takes to "bust thru stuck-on food" is patience. Fill the pan with soapy water and wait.


That's all it takes. If you start off with really hot water, and wait until it's cool enough to touch, a mild effort with a sponge will get your dish clean.

If you have a rare case of truly stuck-on burnt greasy stuff, dust it with baking soda, add a sprinkle of water, and wait. There's that pesky patience thing again. Do it during a commercial break and by the next one you'll have a wipe-off clean pan.

It's not rocket science and it doesn't require any stupid micro beads.


Christopher said...

There is a tv commercial for *new* Dawn foam. It claims awesome dish cleaning power. WITH OUTRIGHT INNUENDO. The woman states, 'You had me at first pump.".

Bekki said...

Dude... it's just DISH SOAP! WTF?! Stop the madness!

That Dawn foam is horrible... I've used it at other people's houses and it ought to carry a warning to always use plastic gloves.

Michele said...

Once i used Mr Muscle oven cleaner on the irons from the hob. I put them on the patio and sprayed the awful stuff on, left it for the required time and hosed them down brought them in to wash them properly and went to finish hosing down the patio and it had melted the patio in the shape of the irons. Now if you didnt clean your oven properly after using that shit can you imagine what it would do to your lungs when it burnt out? Nasty.

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I am many things... all at the same time. (No wonder I don't get much done!) I am a wife to a retired infantryman, mother of 3, stocker (and stalker) of the fridge, passionate fan of food, nutrition, ecology, coffee, wine, and college football. I love all things witchy and piratey. I often cook with booze. I feed stray cats. I don't believe in sunscreen. I don't like shoes and really hate socks. And I currently can't eat any gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, coconut(!?), or sodium metabisulfite (aw, shucks, no chemical snackies.) Sometimes even citric acid gets me. But only sometimes.