second week off FB

Reminder, if you see this on Facebook, it is coming from my blog. I am still staying off Facebook for Advent, not logging in rather than closing my account.

It is time to get serious about organizing winter clothes. When I re-arranged my shelving units last summer I put some totes where they weren’t easily accessible. Those winter woolies feel good now, although so far the weather has been fairly mild.

I made chili on Saturday, used pinto beans and a higher proportion of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce than usual so it is fairly zippy. Serving it on rice seems to tone it down a bit. I made enough to put some in 1 or 2 serving cartons in the freezer for quick meals.

I am still getting used to the new Portable Induction Cooktop I bought at Aldi. The old Nuwave cooktop with the membrane over the buttons that failed I am keeping for heating non-potble water for washing up. It still smells like hot electronics (chlorophenols) when it runs even after 3 years use, but the new one is odorless — nice.

The Aldi (Ambiano) cooktop didn’t come with much documentation but I am finding some of the pre-programmed buttons quite useful. For instance, the “milk” setting (low temperature for 25 minutes) is useful for heating leftover soups and stew. The medium high setting boils 3 cups of water for brewing tea in about 3 minutes. I bought it for $34 (less than half what I paid for the Nuwave over 3 years ago). When I was at Aldi last week they still had two marked down to $24. Guess people don’t know what they are. (Physics, electricity and magnetism, is involved.)

Green pig USB thumb drive

About Kathy

Perl, MySQL, CGI scripting, web design, graphics following careers as an analytical chemist and educator, then in IT as a database administrator (DBA), programmer, and server administrator. Diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy in 1997.
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