Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Behind Before I Can Get Ahead, I Need To Catch Up

Holy shit what a mess.

About the only thing I can say that I got done after I got home was getting some cast iron pans cleaned out.
I still don't know where I am going to put 'em but they are clean and seasoned.
I can't believe what a sink full of dishes I get to play with, at least my finger nails are clean for ten minutes.

I did find that there are a few items I want to get to make life a little better.
A metric buttload of Onion powder, Garlic powder and three metric buttloads of Chili powder.
I still have ten little bottles of chili powder, that is my threshold, I am getting nervous.

Some things a feller just can't live without, I use that shit on everything, including scrambled eggs.

I still have a ton of cleaning and putting away in front of me, having Cast Iron pans that are ready to use is like a dose of Prozac in my world.

Keep after it, there is still a bunch of bad shit coming our way.

Thanks fer stopping by.


  1. dang, do ya do windows busted? (ducking)

  2. Anonymous5:18 AM

    I think those seasonings are going to come in really handy if SHTF. Foods are going to get monotonous, and having different spices to give 'em special tastes will give your palate something to work with.

    Love cast iron, but do agree, a bit of maintenance. But it do last - I use my Grandmother's Wagner deep dish skillet, which is over 75 years old - try that with a Teflon model.

    Stay cool Busted.

  3. I store mine in the oven so they stay dry and easy to reach. It doesn't hurt them if you forget to take them out before getting ready to bake anything. Frees up cupboard space & don't have to worry about the blackstreaks they can leave behind.

  4. Anonymous1:22 PM

    I'm with you. Chili powder and cast iron are a must.
    How about an overhead rack for the cast iron?
    I have a couple that get stuck in un-handy places and I'm thinking about some sort of way to hang 'em on the outside of a couple of kitchen cabinet doors. . .

  5. Continuing the running commentary on BN's get-away and approach.

    Little bottles are for sissies
    unless used for dispensing.
    Shirley, not for manly sorts living in spartan tin-tents.
    The bestest spice system I've seen for tight quarters is a test-tube rack. You can still have your jumbos to refill your fast movers, but 20 test tubes filled with flavors...? Yum!

    Without question, living in tight quarters is a challenge. The trick is to HIDE any non-essential elements.

    Making the most of every sq. inch of available space? Sure, but concentrating on the visible. Zero-tolerance for clutter. Cleaning as you go. Multi-tasking fixtures and flexible implements.
    Fold down, pull down, nesting, cantilever, retractable... these are the secret words. Developing habits for hobbits?

    I have a buddy who's done some amazing tricking out. One of his more brilliant adaptations is his air-lock. Using PVC pipe he all but eliminated his "empties" problem. When he finishes a beer, the bottle/can goes out the air-lock outside into his recycling receptacle.

    He has another for his cooking scraps. A pull-down prep board
    that covers the sink, with a hole that lets him run the water as necessary. Just amazing what can be done with some plexi, engineering and style.

    Oh, and a word on cast iron? Great stuff. But a PITA if TSHTF and one has to go mobile. Humping a 10# frying pan up a 30° grade along with everything else won't get you far/fast.

    If your boogie bag doesn't have a lightweight kitchen, you're not gonna last long. Stash your cast.
    Season and master your survival wares. Not sayin'; just sayin'.

  6. What's the difference between a "metric buttload" and an "English buttload"?

  7. It's twice as much.