Multitasking in the Kitchen
Well, I learned a few things this week. First, multitasking does not work in the kitchen. Like it never does anywhere. I just ran upstairs to put a load of laundry on while a pot of water cam e to a boil, and then I thought I should collect the trash, and somehow, when I came back, the pot had just boiled dry.
This seems like a lucky break, but this was a non-stick pan, and overheating them can be dangerous (Really. Don’t keep you canary in the kitchen. Check it out here and here). I decided to let my last two of these pans go, and replace them with a healthier alternative. After doing some reading about how well (or not well at all) the ceramic non-stick pans work. Also, they are pretty expensive. One thing kept coming up as a suggestion, though. Use cast iron pans. I have been using a cast iron frying pan for a while, but I also have two pots that are enamel-covered cast iron. I use them for soup and in the oven mostly, since I don’t have a crock pot.
For now, I am just getting rid of the non-stick pans, and using the heavy iron pots. They are heavy, but I already have them, and this is a chance to simplify the kitchen a little more. Plus, they are awesome and red.