Friday, August 22, 2014

You fight, I'll push

The kids and I were at a play date with close family friends. Their daughter is two years younger than Bunny and they play together.

Sometimes they get involved in the boys fighting games. They have two boys, 7 and 5. JD is 7.

Bunny had found a baby and stroller. Their girl wielded a light sabre, chasing the boys. She saw Bunny and became interested. Bunny took the handlebar, turned to her friend and said, " You fight, I'll push." Into battle they strode.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Think It Through

I want my opinion to be the one that makes the final decision.

On why I like being President of FOB.

Monday, July 14, 2014

How to cool chicken stock

This is am article about cooling chicken stock after making it from scratch. It can probably be used for quickly cooling soup or a beverage that is chilled after being heated.

I read a tip in Cooks Illustrated that suggested putting a plastic bottle filled with water in the freezer, then using that to quickly cool stock.

I started to think that using a plastic bottle in hot liquid could leech some of the plastic product into the stock. On the other hand, providing an ideal bacteria growing environment is not something I desire, either.

I decided to put ice into a small saucepan. It floats in the broth and will hold the cold longer than the plastic bottle. The pot may also have a larger surface area, making it cool more efficiently, as it displaces more stock than the bottle did.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

How to properly pay a Compliment

The kitchen always smells good because you're always making good stuff, said my 5-year-old daughter.