Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cleaning the fryer and Lurkers.

Alright I would be lying if I said that stupid fryer hasn't been haunting me. The idea of it grossed me out entirely. The idea that someone else's who knows what was fried in there and then not cleaned is just gross. So being the brilliant, compassionate and often inspired mom that I am. I bribed Macguyver jr. to clean it. I know what your thinking , how could I let my child clean something I thought was disgusting. It was easy really. I should be clear, he was eager to earn his reward. Win win I thought. Hey when I was a kid I had to clean up after myself when I was sick because my mom couldn't. Everyone has deal breakers and aparrently old stranger grease is mine. Who knew?

So Macguyver eagerly took to the task and it came pretty clean but not without the utilization of an old electric toothbrush. Later today I will attack it with baking soda and a sand blaster. I hope that this appliance will be clean and useful to our family soon, I have a party to cater the first week of December so either I will be buying a new one or this one will come clean and do just fine for our needs.

I'm still miffed at that freecycler.

Moving onto to nicer topics it seems I have lurkers. People who read my blog but who choose to remain anonymous. I'm cool with that it tickled me to discover that I had more than a couple of readers. Or maybe my readers just check me multiple times a day? LOL. Well no matter, if I do have lurkers I want to say Hello and its nice to not meet you! I am so glad to have you and I hope you will keep coming back. And to the friends I have made here since I began, thank you for the support and kindness you have all shown me. I have found that I really love blogging but I will admit, it's nice to see that people are reading, commiserating, identifying or even disagreeing with me.

I wanted to mention that I will be soon posting pictures on my blogs, as well as pictures of my foodie creations on my foodie blog. I find that I really love reading blogs that have pictures so I decided that I wanted to add that to my little place in the blogosphere. I need to get a camera of course. Ours didn't make it out of the fire. Well thats not entirely accurate. It lasted about a year after the fire. The contractor said that anything we salvaged from the fire that was in any way electric or had small moveable parts, aka cameras, computers etc. They would be toast. Maybe not the day we salvaged them but shortly there after. Truth be told it was never quite right after the fire and it limped along for a year and then died. It is hard to not have a camera. I would love to take pictures of our daily life , especially since the fire. Photos are so precious to us now.

Anywhoo it's time for me to go. I have to put my soup on for supper. Mmmm Ham and Bean Soup with honey cornbread. Recipe to follow on Foodie Flabulosity.

Till next time,
Mrs. F.

P.S. If there are any lurkers out there that want to say hello, please do. I would love to meet you.


Sheila said...

Ham and bean soup....drools. LOL I cannot remember that last time I had that.

Good luck with the fryer. I hope you get it cleaned to your liking so you don't have to buy a new one. I must say our fryer looks disgusting. We haven't used it in more than a year. I hate cleaning that thing.

Mrs.Flabby and Unfabulous said...

I think there is something that happens to oil when it gets reall hot that changes the chemical structure to be more like glue. A really stinky, sticky and unrelenting glue.

How is your attic cleaning coming?

Sheila said...

It's not. hehehe I'm going to go up in a few minutes to start sorting. I don't know where to begin. Ugh. ;)

Mrs.Flabby and Unfabulous said...

When cleaning something up thats daunting like that I head for the smallest or lightest box , it cleans out fast and I get a sense of accomplishment fast. Then its easier to continue. Just an idea.

Anonymous said...

2 words....Simple Green. Best degreaser in the world.


Freddie said...

Hi Mrs. F!

I apologize for being off topic here, but I owe you a link:

Happy Friday, by the way!