#SOL22: Foreshadowing

Totally, that kind of a day. Cold. AGAIN. The average daily temp for January is 35 degrees. Staying 15 to 20 degrees below that average is just cold. Tiring. Causing weary bones.

It was not a good day to sew. 15 minutes of stitching around the edges of an 18 inch square was followed by over an hour of “ribbit” – ripping every single, stinking stitch out. So not right! The outside shape was a parallelogram. Not a square. UGH, Geometry! Not the picture in my brain or the one that matched the lines in the plaid.

Following directions was not helpful today. My #OLW “Be patient” was tested. At least three times or more.The air fryer cookbook said six hard-boiled eggs emerge after 15 minutes at 250 degrees. WRONG! The egg white was gooey, icky and totally gag worthy. Trash can ready. Not even soft boiled. GROSS! Beyond disgusting.

The good news was that the other five eggs went back into the air fryer and the egg whites are now solid. Same time as on the stove. No water necessary. The verdict on this methodology has not yet been released.

What will be my choice next?

These are my tools. Which should I use first?

Eggs? Breakfast pizza? Cinnamon rolls? Doughnuts? Banana bread? What should I bake in the air fryer next? Will the recipe be accurate in terms of time and temperature and yield a tasty outcome? What do you predict?


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9 responses

  1. As soon as something doesn’t work, it is a push to remain patient and give it another go. Your post shows this so well through sewing and cooking. And I’m inspired by how a tool may be just the thing to have handy to nudge one to give it another go. As I type this, I see the connection also with writing. With patience, onward! Thanks for sharing. I’d make cinnamon rolls! Yummy!

    1. Cinnamon rolls was my first choice. I took too long.
      I made crab cakes. What I miss most about traveling …. the regional foods!

  2. You sure are modeling patience and ingenuity! I am so intrigued by air fryers- yet to buy one.

    1. Study the capabilities. But also find one with a recipe book. 500 recipes is helpful!

  3. I second the cinnamon rolls. I have an air fryer but never used it because I am not sure what to do with it.

    1. Look for a cookbook for your specific model. Order it. And then test out at least a new recipe a week!

  4. Sounds like a crash course in your OLW! Maybe you’ll get extra credit?

    1. Maybe I needed this word more than I knew!!!

    2. LOL
      I think I needed this word more than I ever imagined. It’s HUGE!!!

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