Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday Stealing--The Household Meme

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This is a rather odd set of questions, stolen from MimiWrites
(Thanks for the suggestion from The Gal Herself)

 1. How many gravy boats do you have in your kitchen?  Just the one.  White.  Like all our other dishes.  I love the look of food against a pure white, plain jane dish.  We get ours at Cost Plus World Market and Target. 

2. Do the clothes in your laundry basket need ironing?  Bahahahaha.  I own an iron, but can’t recall the last time I personally used it.  Hubs send his pants to the cleaners.  I should just donate or curb alert the darn thing, and the board too!

3. What is the last thing you wallpapered?  I have never wallpapered, and never shall. 

4.  Wooden floors or carpet?   Ugly ass carpet.  Our house was a rental for its entire life, until we rented, and then bought it.  It is the original berber carpet, and I am happy to say, that shit is coming out in the next few months to be replaced by lovely, easy to clean TILE. 

5.  Why do we put out guest towels if no one is supposed to use them?  I have never owned a guest towel.  My gram did, and I never got it.  What the hell are you supposed to dry your hands on—those things had lace and embroidery and stuff…

6.  If your spatula could talk, what would it say about your duvet?   What duvet?  This is the best question ever in any meme, swear!

7.  Have you replaced the batteries in your smoke alarms this year?  We replaced all the smoke alarms.  They have about a 10 year life, so sayeth our handyman guy (something about the isotope that detects smoke or some such).  Ours were going off randomly and since they are all hooked together, that was no Bueno.  Screeching fire alarms at 1 am, OMG!!!!!  Anyhow, we replaced them all, and it’s just LOVELY to not be constantly wondering if the fire alarm is going to freak you out at any given moment.  It was a bit terrifying though, since we have vaulted ceilings in most of the house and hubs was at the tippy top of a 15' ladder with a drill and... well he had to rest and let his heart rate come down after that, lol.

8. If you could put thyme in a bottle, what is the first thing that you'd like to do?  Pour some very good, very old aged white wine vinegar over it and use it for cooking.  If I didn't have thyme or vinegar though, I'd get some of this amazing ramp vinegar from Lindera Farms.  Daniel Liberson makes the best small batch vinegars and finishing salts....seriously, check out his page...

9. Do eggs really crack or do they merely have a nervous breakdown?  I’m voting for crack.  If they had a nervous breakdown, they’d dissolve into a puddle of egg goo.

10. Why are you whipping the butter? What did it ever do to you?  I don’t get whipped butter.  What’s wrong with a perfectly good stick?

11. Do your spoons spoon in the drawer? Have you ever noticed? And more importantly, if wooden spoons spoon do they get splinters?   I.just.can’t.

12. You hear: "Dumpling, my Dumpling, come hither." The candles are lit, the fondue is dipping, the Godiva is pouring, the scallions are steaming and the music is playing.....but wait, the windows are open.  Why did you close them?  The wind in New Mexico would blow out the candles, spray fondue all over the room, cause the Godiva (ewww) to turn to a Hershey bar, and make the scallions cold.  Besides all the dust and sand that would blow in.  Better to close them.

13.  Do you need a recipe to cook or are you a bohemian chef?  Always a recipe.  I’m a perfectionist with an OCD streak that keeps me terrified that I will make a mistake.  Better to just use a recipe.

14. Is your pot black?  Not a one.

15. What is the sexiest spice or condiment in your cabinet?  What makes it so?  Urfa Biber.  Just the sound of it.


  1. I love your creative answer to #12 and the psychological breakdown of eggs.

  2. oh, you're in NM... we just moved to CO from MD and want to see NM soon. I'm an artist and think it will be fun, what do you think of it? we have incredible winds here, blowing grills off patios, concrete tiles off roofs. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  3. Whipping butter incorporates air, which increases the volume, thereby saving money, and it’s more spreadable. (I watch way too many Food Network shows.)
    I would love to have someone come out and replace my hard-wired smoke detectors, but I think it would be too costly, so I buy the battery operated ones and put new batteries in them once a year.
    Enjoyed your answers.


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