Thursday Thoughts

A Bit Fishy
Yesterday’s Clean-Out du Jour was my pantry. It wasn’t as bad as some of the closets I’ve cleaned out because it’s only been a couple of years since I did a fairly significant tossing out of expired spices. I wasn’t sure what appliances, etc., I would find there, however. Right out of the block, tucked on the top shelf and pushed to the back, were not one, but two implements for grilling fish…..

These — at least one of these — might be useful if one actually ever did grill fish. I am not one of those people. I occasionally cook salmon on the grill, but when I do so, I wrap the salmon in aluminum foil and make it into a little tent. So why I felt the need to purchase a second is something I will never know. There were a number of small appliances in the pantry, but none I plan on parting with. I tossed my George Foreman grill at the beginning of the summer in preparation for the Big Pantry Clean Out.

Kissy Kissy
Every year, one of my favorite Christmas cookies is the peanut butter blossom. You know, the peanut butter cookies with the Hershey’s Kiss on top. Apparently over the years, I have put the remainder of the Kisses bag in my pantry. I found a bag of Hershey’s Kisses, but what I didn’t expect was how many Kisses I found all by themselves all over the pantry. I would pull out an item, and one or two Hershey’s Kisses would fall to the ground. And speaking of the ground, I found a significant number there as well. I guess we must not have mice.

Missing in Action
And so it’s begun. Apparently, in all of my cleaning out, I tossed my potato masher. I made mashed potatoes the other day, and when I opened the drawer to retrieve the masher, none was to be found. And it wasn’t just a matter of me not seeing it. The drawer is so clean that it would have jumped out at me. Instead, I pulled out my handheld mixer and did it the way my mother used to. I’ve been anticipating this very situation. I will undoubtedly look for something in our new digs and find it didn’t make the move. I will simply have to purchase another. Maybe it will be the fish grillers, but I rather doubt it since our new anticipated abode won’t allow grills on the patio.

Summer Color
My lilies are fully in bloom. The color doesn’t last very long, but my newly planted shasta daisies just behind the lilies are ready to open very soon, so my garden will still be in color…..

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