Sunday, September 28, 2008

A variety of things

First of all, the first 2 photos are in response to Gracefruit's post asking about one's favorite pots and pans. This top one is a cast iron chicken fryer that is good for pretty much everything we need to fry.This next one is an all-purpose 6.5 quart pasta pot that boils water really fast. It's light-weight so I'm thinking it's aluminum with a stainless steel coating. I think we'll be really sad if it ever broke for some reason.We spent a good part of the day yesterday processing apples and peppers to dehydrate them. I washed everything, dh sliced, and the kids ran the apple peeler as well as placed the slices on the dehydrator trays.Here are the peppers, all dried and shrivelled.The kids, bagging them up.Well, back to cleaning bathrooms...

"Happiness depends upon ourselves." ~ Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

13 comments:

gracefruit said...

I have a skillet just like yours! It belonged to my grandfather. They are fantastic for frying chicken -- and okra, too.

Thanks for the peek into your kitchen! :)

Heidi said...

Haha, no way! Check out my favorites = )

Firefly mom said...

Oh, I love my cast iron! Nothing cooks better!

What is it with you and cleaning bathrooms? ;D And do you want to come and clean mine??

Little Shadow Creations said...

~Love cast iron, I have the whole set. I love the way you keep your kids in fun chores, I need to implement that a little more around my place!:)

Carrie said...

I may have to do a favorite pots and pans post!

Look at those cuuuuute little men!

p.s. I tagged you on my blog! Come see!

Emily*Scott*Logan said...

These peppers look so colorful, such a great picture. I think all of your creative ideas are original and fun. You seem like a "go and do" kind of person and I love that!
Emily - LWS

Sara said...

I refuse to live without my cast iron pans. They are like family. But really, that size is called a chicken fryer? We'll just continue to keep that little secret from my poor misused pans... they are real workhorses when they don't know they are supposed to be cooking chicken.

Teresa R said...

Looks like most of us have a thing cast iron! :>

Firefly Mom, I clean bathrooms every week, rain or shine, sick or well, birthday or not, because I can't stand seeing spots on my chrome and gunk in the toilet bowl. And if you think I'm obsessed...you're probably right! LOL! And, no, sorry, I don't touch anyone else's house. heh heh

My kids don't call me The Slave Driver for no reason. You think those are smiles, they're actually grimaces. ;D

Sara, *giggle* I won't tell them if you don't. I think I heard Alton Brown call them chicken fryers on Good Eats.

Abby said...

I can't wait to put my kids to work. ;)

No seriously, I really think it's great how involved they are and what a great hands-on education they are getting.

Stace said...

Ooo..dried peppers..what a great idea..If I ever get anything other than banana peppers to grow I'll have to try that!
I miss my cast iron :-(

About Us said...

Teresa~ I must say what wonderful experiences and memories you are making for your children. They will be able to do anything in life, so well rounded.

Hugs

Teresa R said...

Abby and About Us, education schmeducation, free child labor is why we do it! ;D

Stace, I think banana peppers would dry well; you might want to try it, and use it in stews or soups.

Epicure68 said...

Good on ya for being a slave driver. At least someone's raising some future contributing members of society. ;)