I have Teflon coated cookware, and I nested it in the cabinet above the microwave when I started traveling. It was all metal, so it wasn’t in any danger of breaking. But the constant rubbing together took the coating off of it, so now they may as well be broke.
On Sunday I got tuna helper fixings from the store and was all set to make it that night. Then I made the discovery pictured here: that black fleck on my finger is Teflon coating that came off, you can see the spot to the left of my hand where the pot nesting inside it took it off. The fact that I didn’t make this discovery until now tells you how often I cook. Most stuff just gets warmed up inside of Tupperware containers.
Well, I have done a little cooking, but it’s been exclusively with the George Foreman that Julie gave me. I’ll cook chicken on it, then cut the chicken up and put it in a salad like so. It’s tasty and easy to do. There’s plenty of leftover chicken too, so that get refrigerated and I’ll just warm it up and throw it on top of salad for the rest of the week.
Anyway back to the tuna helper. My largest pot was still okay because that one had the plastic strainer nesting in it but it hooked over the rim of the pot and didn’t touch the sides or bottom to rub. The tuna helper directions call for a 10″ saucepan and the big pot is nearly 10″ in diameter, just much much deeper.
Here’s another tip. If you’re going to be cooking something shallow in a deep pot, get all of your ingredients into the pot before putting it on the heat. Otherwise when you’re dropping stuff in way up high like that you get splash back.
All’s well that ends well though. Cooking it in the big pot worked, and now I have had tuna helper meals for this week, which is good because I had mandatory overtime on Wednesday.
Last week, there were calls for Inbound folks to volunteer for overtime in Outbound for the big Black Friday weekend rush. I tried to volunteer, but they were only taking those who were already trained in Outbound, and they weren’t willing to train me at that time. I even got phone calls on Saturday as they tried to get more people to come in – but again it was only for those who were trained, how frustrating.
Then on Monday during the mid-day (err, mid-night?) stand up suddenly all of 8th shift was having mandatory overtime. They primarily wanted folks for Wednesday, but had a sign up sheet for Saturday as well. I’d rather work the 5 days in a row and still get my weekend so I signed up for Wednesday.
Oh, there’s been more prizes and stuff too. Last week there was a secret ‘power hour’ for each path in Inbound, so stowers, receivers, etc. During that hour if you were 100% or more to goal on numbers with no errors your name was entered into a drawing. They didn’t announce when the power hours were going to be, to keep everyone working hard at the thought of winning I suppose, but I won. The prize was $50, it came in the form of two $25 American Express gift cards. I still have to look at the rules for what I can and can’t use them on. Combine that with the 10 hours of overtime on Wednesday, and that makes me a happy camper.
The power hour thing is going to be happening every week up until Christmas it sounds like, our one for this week was on Tuesday. Monday was also suppose to be donut and juice day, but the organizers didn’t order enough. By the time Inbound got to break the donuts were all gone, and there wasn’t much juice left either. During the next stand up, our manager apologized profusely and said we’d be getting donuts next Tuesday, we’ll see how that goes.
Oh, and an update on the plumbing: my external water filter didn’t survive the ordeal, but everything else is fine. Temps are going to remain above freezing up until Tuesday night, at that point I think I’ll disconnect everything on Tuesday, and if I have Wednesday off go ahead and winterize. Otherwise, all is well in my little corner of the world. Hope you’re all having a good week.
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