Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Too cool.

But, before I get to the coolness, Election Results.

Butcher block wins, in a landslide. Order has been placed. I'd especially like to thank those of you who sussed out the fact it was a binary thing, if you will. I realized that I actually don't care about stains/scorch marks all that much and, if one such stain were to be so outrageous and upsetting, replacing the whole hunk of butcher block is a relative pittance. My intent is to make this kitchen a working kitchen, which includes a certain...er...patina. So that's that.

Oh, and I need a new meat thermometer. To celebrate the end of tax season and my SAHDness, I bought a whole tenderloin of beef to roast and, while I didn't RUIN it, it was definitely subpar. I seared it off, set it on the cool side of the porno grill and set the thermometer to beep when it got to "rare" only that it LEAPT to medium without stopping by rare or medium-rare. It was merely okay and -- you foodies in the crowd will know the feeling -- I am still smoldering bitterly over the injustice of this world.

OK, coolness (with a tip o' the Trilby to the very lovely and exceedingly gracious Poppy.)



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-J.

Posted by Joke at 11:51 PM

2 Comments

  • Blogger BreadBox posted at 8:56 AM, April 18, 2008  
    Check the battery for the thermometer before plonking down money for a new one: I've experienced weirdness from thermometers with a dodgy battery, and if all it takes is a AA it might be a cheap fix. (As was the case with mine on Saturday --- at a point when I couldn't afford the *time* --- well over half an hour, round trip --- to drive to the store to get a new one.)
  • Blogger Joke posted at 9:05 AM, April 18, 2008  
    I will! THANKS!

    -J.

    P.S. Because I am a raving cheapska...er...all green, I just bought rechargeable batteries.
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