Thursday, April 22, 2010

TILT--Pepper Grinder for the Clumsy

I know it's almost Friday, but better late than never, right? I'm linking up to the Diaper Diaries for Things I Love Thursday. A few years ago, my husband and I discovered the joy of cooking with fresh ground pepper. Have you made the same discovery? I don't know why but I think it makes a difference, maybe not, whatever, the point is that once we made this discovery, we bought a pepper grinder, and then another, and then another. Why, you ask? What was wrong with these grinders? Nothing, I just kept dropping them into raw meat. Not good! We went through several grinders because while I was seasoning the raw meat with the pepper, I clumsily lost hold of the grinder and hello e-coli! I attempted to clean one of these contaminated grinders and ended up getting soap in the area where the peppercorns reside--and couldn't rinse or dry it. So they went in the garbage. I apologize environmentalists, I did the best I could. That is why I love....

It's a disposable pepper grinder. Tada! Use it till the pepper is gone (or you drop it in e-coli) and then get a new one. Again, this is not sounding like a good post for Earth Day, sorry. This way, we get to enjoy fresh ground pepper, but if it falls into raw meat, I haven't lost much pepper or much money. We've been enjoying this product for a few years now and I think it's a genius invention. So for any other clumsy chefs out there, give it a try.
Now I must share a funny story. My husband went grocery shopping a couple weeks ago and "pepper grinder" was on the list. As I was putting the groceries away, I noticed this:
You probably can't tell from the picture, but it's about 3 times the size as the little grinder I just praised. So immediately I think "that's dumb, what if I drop it into meat," but I wasn't going to say anything. Then my husband points it out to me all proud, look what I found. So I'm like, "that's neat, honey, I just hope I don't drop it in ground beef," and he laughed and said, "that's right, you do have a tendency to do that." See, I am not making this up! Anyway, so far the larger grinder has stayed safely out of the skillet. Knock on wood!

That's what I'm loving this week. What do you love? To see what others are loving and to link up yourself, check out the Diaper Diaries.

1 comment:

Christy said...

Great idea! We have also lost grinders that way. =) Thanks for the tip!