Tuesday, March 09, 2010

New Adventures From the Cooking Room

When I go into the cooking room it is always an adventure. I have this way of unconsciously combining materials to make science in such a way that is not really tasty and possibly hazardous. People always tell me that I should learn to cook. It's not that I can't cook it's just that I can't cook well.

I was very excited that I had made a soup that I have been eating all week. I was cleaning out the pot when I noticed that just the soft spray of the faucet was brushing away all of the Teflon. This happened en mass. Apparently I created some sort of nuclear reaction, which I've been eating for the past week. There is not even a slight flake of Teflon left on the pan. Science: 1 Culinary Skills and Humanity: 0

A week ago, I really fell in love with some orange plates just because they were orange. However, I already have orange and yellow and blue plates so it really didn't seem prudent to buy yet another one. However, it was just so pretty that I had to buy something from the set. So, I got home and I thought, “I don't know what this is.”

It is one of those big porcelain spoon shaped thingies that you put next to your stove. Does anyone know what this is called? Also, now that I actually own one of these things I want to know the purpose. Sure, it keeps the toxic soup from eating away your countertop, but then you have to wash your nameless spoon thingy instead of the counter. Does that really make life easier? I really hope that this is called a tureen or a trivet because I have always wanted to own either one of these things even though I don't know what they are.


Jennie said...

I don't know what they are called, but I love that you call it the cooking room instead of the kitchen. I might just have to start doing that because I love it so much :)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I believe that is a 'spoon rest' and I agree--it's no easier to clean a spoon than the counter. However...if you have a very hot utensil that might damage your counter, then a spoon rest could be very useful.

A tureen is the serving vehicle for soup, instead of ladling it out of the pan on the stove. I don't have one. And a trivet is basically a potholder made of hard material--I don't think I have one of these either. Hope that helps...suddenly I feel very knowlegeable about the cooking room.

Stacy said...

Teflon is kind of scary stuff when it gets overheated. I'm pretty sure I've done similar things with Teflon.

Barrie said...

Perhaps teflon promotes longevity. and you've just added another decade or two to you life!!

Now you must be a tureen and a trivet. To go with your spoon rest!