monday--new air fryer etc.
Monday, October 09, 2017
good morning! hope everyone had a good weekend. we had a weekend that deviated from our normal routine. didn't work in the barn at all--although sunday evening we called menards to lock in the price for the 20 sheets of 2 inch thick insulation board--it was on sale and we ended up saving about 130 dollars over the regular price on it. I am going to paint the sheets with a combination of ceiling flat and drywall mud to help it stick, and then we are going to screw it to the cross members that go between the trusses. along with a plastic vapor barrier, it will make a somewhat insulated, dust and drip proof ceiling in there. we have to go and pick it up at the store, but the sale was ending yesterday so we bought it over the phone. next I have to find 2 BIG linoleum remnants to cover the cement--that way I can mop the floor more easily and control dust. it's coming together slowly but surely. still have to seal the roof--I haven't quite wrapped my head around how to do that yet.
got 2 bisque loads fired--I have only a few pieces of greenware down in the basement--that's a first! fit almost everything in the kiln.
I am going to do a glaze firing today when I get home from errands--I would like to get 2 loads fired before angie brings me her greenware to fire. still struggling with the firing schedule--but each attempt teaches me things. one of these days i'll get there....it's so much technical information. I can't process it by myself except in small chunks. I am pretty self directed and don't often wish for a mentor, but this is one time I could really use one!
and we got an air fryer from the kitchen store on Saturday. its a "coso" brand. we tried it last night when we had our sunday fried cod and cole slaw. worked very well indeed. the fish was crispy and brown--a tiny bit too done--but we were flying blind with respect to the time, so it wasn't so bad. the flavor was very nice--and NO OIL and NO MESS. cleanup is minor--and simple--the basket where the food cooks pulls out and comes apart. it is dishwasher safe, but we just hand washed. if you only feed yourself or yourself and one other person--these are definitely something to consider. basically it is a tiny convection oven, but it crisps and browns food that had "breading" on it so it has the texture of fried food. but you can do all kinds of cooking in it--in addition to frying. so we will experiment our way along. as always--a high quality-useful piece of kitchen equipment from Phyllis.
have a great day!