Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Having looked out to see the massive snowbank behind my car and see others stuck and having troubles getting up our street... one guy just gave up and never did come back! I should have spent Sunday just Soaking. FOR SURE. (Did I mention that apparently phone, tv and our internet were out - still, now days later). Instead, I thought... I'll make some fudge peanut bar things for the work week..... yah DUMB idea I was to find out. First off... I go in the fridge to get ingredients... only to find that something had run into my little plastic box thingie where I put the hemp/flax/nuts kinda stuff. SOooo now I am cleaning the fridge all out. Hunting down any culprit contributing to the sticky mess. While I'm sitting on the floor, being the frugal person I am, I proceed to the outside of the fridge while also reaching over to do the cupboard door and stove .. then the kitchen floor...AHH all sparkling and I felt SO good. Ahh haa.. moving on to the Bars....only to find.. a ton of peanut oil at the bottom of the huge jar... grrr.. very thick.. can't move it.. I finally make a hole to the bottom and get the oil to come to the top... kinda.. sorta. Then I get an idea... stupid it turns out.. but an idea nevertheless, why not use the mixer with one thingie attached........ off I go on my nanosecond adventure as oil goes flying all over the fridge, stove, counter and floor along with too numerous of items to list....GRRRRrrrrrr Karate Girl Kick... I was so upset with myself for that. I put the stinkin jar of peanut butter in the sink.. with the dishes that I was going to do after making stuff so it would all be over and done...yah right. Did I mention that on the counter was my food processor with stuff ready to make my homemade Larabars??? ANYWAY... after getting my daughter to come get me a soapy pail of water, due to the fact that my hands, nice furry moccasins, etc were all covered in oil.
Much later......finally got everything, except the inside of the fridge RE-done...rabo rabo. OH yippie .. now I really felt like making the stuff... NOT... but I did it anyway... determined not to break my hands stirring the jar of PB I got out the hand held braun mixer...... it was tough for that little mixer (I don't think I burnt the motor out!) but we made it... mostly... with minimal mess if you compare it to my first one. nod nod. As for cleaning that little sucker... yah not a bright idea yet again... blink blink... why didn't I just stay in bed??? !!!
Did you know that even the dishwasher doesn't really like cleaning PB up?!! BUT I made the long under the counter board fit in it... AND the glass cutting board too.. then kind of put dishes around it.. blink blink.. the board that comes with the house never looked so clean HAHA.
And so there you have my 'restful' Sunday. How'd you spend yours?