Weekend Plans Post: Specialized Kitchen Tools

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  1. Avatar Damon
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    I have a similar reamer, just not that brand. They are great. There is nothing better than fresh squeezed citrus. I don’t have a zester, but I expect my micro plane grater, which I use on citrus and nutmeg nuts, would work. It’s doesn’t make pretty cocktail garnishes, but it does get citrus zest into food. Might wanna try that.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain
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    In a reversal of previous weekends, I shall be taking things out of boxes… and putting them away in places I will promptly forget. The places in the new house are quite different than the places in the old house. There are also fewer of them, and we may not have reduced the amount of stuff far enough during packing.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Michael Cain
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      For the kitchen… are the drawers for the forks and knives in more or less the same old place?

      How about the cabinet with the coffee cups? Like, if you walk into the kitchen and go for a cup of coffee, do you know exactly where the stuff would be, just looking at it from standing just outside?Report

      • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Jaybird
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        The kitchen will be one of the more radical changes. The new one is laid out differently. Also, style over function. The old kitchen was not stylish, but made use of all available volume. The new kitchen wastes enough volume with its cabinetry arrangement to be a full-sized pantry.

        Perhaps more interesting, it turns out that my wife and I had very different mental cues about where things were stored: she thought about glasses, for example, relative to the refrigerator while I thought about them relative to the stove.Report

  3. fillyjonk fillyjonk
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    Cases are spiking up here, and while I am telling myself that that LOGICALLY means that the last two weekends were riskier, I am going to stay close to home this weekend – I need to make a quick grocery run and I really hope the one grocery in town (which is not large) is not out of stock on various items (if it is, maybe I *do* make a quick early-Saturday run to Sherman?). The spike has been reported in the news AND ALSO I now have a record number of students who are (officially – the word comes from the campus health center) quarantining.

    I don’t like this. I’m telling myself to hang on to my butt for this winter because I suspect it’s gonna be BAD and I BARELY made it through the summer intact emotionally. Trying to think about what I could do to make things seem a little less dire if we’re asked once again to strictly limit going out, or, if there is another closure of non-essential businesses like there was back this spring.

    Might make a batch of the multi-bean soup I’ve been thinking about doing for a while – I should have everything I need for it on hand, and it takes time, so I could be soaking the beans in the morning and have the soup for dinner on Saturday.Report

  4. Avatar James K
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    I bought a multicooker a few weeks ago, I wanted to broaden my recipe base while being able to make things that A) don’t require too much work and B) are made in big batches so I can freeze leftovers.Report

  5. Avatar Marchmaine
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    I see your reamer and raise you one citrus press.

    We cook with a lot of lemons/limes… like a lot… like costco bags of lemons are staple purchases. Our problem is that we have to buy the industrial strength presses or we’ll break the hinges.

    Same with Garlic press… this one is pretty close to what we have.

    On the downside, my weekend woods work will be interrupted because a $.01 flange-thingy-holder on the primer bulb of my Stihl chainsaw broke… the primers are 100% point of failure (by design, i’m sure), so I have half-a-dozen… but when the flange-thingy-holder breaks… shit. That said, only ever by Stihl… their engines are the most reliable. If they made a version with a +$30 metal primer pump option, they could hoover up my money.Report

  6. Avatar PROFESSOR ESPERANTO
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    I am going to try and find a green and gold robe so I can make an ersatz Iroh costume for Halloween. Plus I’ll need a coolie hat as well, and gray hair dye for my head and beard. Hairspray too for Iroh’s facial hair.

    I’ve submitted my resignation to the astronomy club as newsletter editor. Four-something years is enough for me. After the January 1st issue is out, I’m out. It’s too much work for too little in return, plus there are elements in the club who just want to complain and complain and complain. If they wanna contribute and be part of the team, fantastic. If not, fuck off.

    Supposedly Her Highness is going to Atlantic City and staying overnight, for whatever reason, and I’m going to be meeting someone in the evening who is local and we’re going to hang out. I bought a small bottle of Jack and two tall cans of Coke for her. Reckon we’ll watch the sunset by the bay, maybe walk the boards a tiny bit, come back here to smoke and watch Netflix.

    I want to mention I’ve heard a lot on the Answer Me This podcast that many people swear by pizza scissors over the traditional pizza cutter. I haven’t tried ’em, but perhaps maybe you’d be interested considering how enamored you are with cookery and its gadgetry.Report

  7. Avatar Crprod
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    Having a rice cooker makes it easier to cook brown rice whenever you want the healthier alternative and want to avoid rinsing white rice. Also, it’s very good for cooking stone-ground grits on the white rice setting. We also have a multi-cooker, used most frequently for hard-cooked eggs and one pot preparation of dried beans. My sister-in-law gave us her unwanted air fryer. It’s great for baking sweet potatoes, either whole or as fries.Report

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