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The middle of the month

Saturday, October 19, 2013

You don't always get what you pay for. Several months ago the $1 plastic colander I bought three years ago when I first moved in here finally broke and I spent $15 for a metal one. Guess what? It's going to the thrift store and I'm getting another plastic one. The pricey one doesn't drain nearly as well -- which is the whole point of a colander in the first place, right?

Instead of meatballs I just browned all the hamburger and put it into the sauce. I didn't feel like making meatballs today. Besides, when the meatballs are gone I tend not to finish the sauce. This way the meat permeates the sauce so I know I'll finish all of it. Tomorrow I make cream of carrot soup (possibly with curry, I don't know yet), a good-sized meatloaf and a pan of cheesy potatoes.

Meantime I stupidly went to a needlework site I like. It turned out that they were having a big sale on a lush wool/bamboo blend sock weight (VERY light) yarn. By the time I'm done, I'm going to have at least five pairs of hand-knit socks (and possibly ten, depending on how far the yarn goes), a sky-blue lace stole and a purple circular lace shawl. I almost got burgundy for the shawl, but then I thought I'd go for the royal color. Why I think purple is a more daring choice than burgundy I have no idea, but it's done and I can't afford any more so there won't be a burgundy shawl. At least not this month.

Mother Nature woke me up four times last night. I seriously hope the wicked witch lets me sleep tonight.
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    Sounds like you hit a good sale and will have some beautiful items when you are done!
    1610 days ago
    Sounds like some great cooking going on there. I like the plastic ones to.
    1610 days ago
  • JILL313
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    1610 days ago
    Good luck with all your knitting projects! And I hope you like the plastic colander better than your metal one.

    I happen to have a metal one, but it is VERY old.

    HUGS and hope you have a good Monday.
    1611 days ago
  • LIS193
    I'll take crumbled beef over meat balls every time!
    1611 days ago
    Don't let the naysayers ruin your colander choice. For the amount of time that your food will be in the colander, even if the plastic does leach (which there is evidence that it doesn't at household times or temperatures), a person probably inhales or ingests many times the amount you would get from the plastic just from the air you breathe in your car on your daily commute or the water you drink from those plastic bottles. I really think that people who use these carcinogen scare tactics should consider other aspects of daily life as being more dangerous to one's health than the use of a plastic colander for draining pasta...

    I'd just delete their comments and go my merry way using my plastic colander.

    I also have trouble visiting yarn sites. If I knitted 8 hours a day every day, it would probably take me several years to knit through my current stash.

    1611 days ago
    1611 days ago
    I like purple, too. Your shawl will be beautiful!

    1611 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    A very large mesh strainer works very well for me, and I can fish the pasta right out of the water. The heat reacts with the plastic and creates carcinogens and it is not good for your health. I am a meat sauce lover, too. Have fun with your bounty of yarn!
    1611 days ago
  • LINDA!
    My colander is also plastic. I have much better luck with it.
    1611 days ago
  • AIDEN487
    the plastic is ruining the environment
    1611 days ago
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