Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day

I ended up making a stew. I started out helping my mother make stew. I started helping because I was given a knife, an expensive knife, supposedly from Japan. It was a Christmas gift.

It's a very good knife. It is the kind of knife that makes you want to chop vegetables.

Once I found out that I was no longer helping but doing, I changed the recipe. That's the right of the cook. He how cooks gets to chose the ingredients.

More onions was the first change.

Christmas, open gifts, go onto the next day.

The youngest niece placd a clementine in front of me. I peeled it as I thought of someone else that has me peel thier clemtines.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

Slow down

People are impatenient and stupid for the most part which usually makes me look like a genious because I will often take the time to think about a situation.


So, I think I have finally found a way to make a very good cup of coffee at home. It is a big day.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Can not share

So, there are all sorts of fundraising activities going on where I work due to Can Share.

I am all for helping out my fellow man in need but I think Can Share is stupid. I am supposed to lug my cans of food to work so that someone else can lug them somewhere else. Other people think that this is stupid too so they raise money to buy food.

Sometimes, people hold bake sales to raise the money.

I think it is a lot to ask a stranger to trust the baking skills of another stranger in a non-professional setting but I guess folks do it.

I like to be a team player so I dropped by the table of baked goods. There were cookies, cakes, cupcakes, quick breads, store bought items and the like.

I asked for two cupcakes. I asked for two because the lowest bill I had in my pocket was a ten and nobody ever has the proper amount of change at these things so I tried to increase the total amount of my purchase.

The cupcake was red velvet in a foil cup liner. I peeled back the foil to find a paper cup liner. I sighed a little because I then doubted the baking skills of the person who baked the cupcakes because those paper cup liners are supposed to be removed before you fill the foil cup liners with cupcake mix. But those paper cup liners are actually that, paper cup liners so there is no harm in using them but they are redundant, it is like using two paper cup liners. One of the things that I like about the foil liners is that they often peel off easier and that gets ruined if you use a paper cup liner inside the foil cup liner.

I remove those paper liners and save them for another day when I don't want to use the foil liners.

If you google whether or not to remove the paper ones from inside the foil ones, you get a bunch of ignorant opinions. It seems to be quite a controversy.

But I just want to say, "Do not bake cakes for bake sales."Just do not do it. Nobody wants to buy a piece of cake at a bake sale. The cakes are always left. Haven't that been noticed yet.

I think bake sales are stupid, too. For the amount of effort and the cost of ingredients is often more than gets paid for your questionable baked items. How about I just hand you a twenty that you can toss into the till? That way I don't have to bake, you don't have to sell it and nobody has to throw it away at the end of the day.

Why don't you just hand my baked goods over to the homeless and cut out a bunch of middle men? I can bring in sandwiches.

The whole process is stupid.