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Sista Felicia’s Epic Failed Kitchen Gadget Of The Week!

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IMG_4475Today the dust just began to settle after a very stressful couple of weeks with our daughter who suddenly took ill. This afternoon I was so looking forward to curling up on the couch with my computer, and a snack to compose a “Sista’s Dish” post explaining my recent daily absence on GMG and gratitude for the amazing family and friends that helped through a very difficult ordeal with our daughter Amanda’s admittance for treatment at Boston’s Children’s Hospital for a very serious ear abscess. 

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Recently, I found this nifty (“so I thought”), Microwave popcorn popper at Marshalls, for $4.99.  Being physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted, I thought I cut out the physical labor of having to wash the pot and lid I usually use to make freshly popped popcorn, and test out the “Joie” Microwave Popcorn Maker, sitting in my pantry still in it’s box.  What A Big Mistake that was………………….

IMG_4476In less then the manufactures instructed 3 minutes, billows of black smoke streamed out of my microwave, filling the  kitchen with thick black smoke that then set the fire alarms off. Not only did the popcorn not pop and burn the container melted too!  So much for relaxing!

Needless to say… I DO NOT RECOMEND buying THIS KITCHEN GADGET BY Joie

…and would very much appreciate any recommended remedies for getting the stench of “BURNT POPCORN” out of my house and microwave!

 

Sista’s Favorite Kitchen Gadget of the week

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Silicone Omelet Mold by Le’Kue’

 

Silicone Omelet mold by Le’Kue’, is quite handy during the early morning rush of getting son BJ and husband Barry out the door on time to beat the rout 128 traffic.  At the start of this school year I began fixing BJ and St. Barry “to go” breakfast wraps per their request.  This morning ritual of preparing a hot “to go” breakfast, followed by the quick ‘kiss, kiss, have a good day, here is your warm breakfast, enjoy, wave goodbye close the door,” left me with the not so joyful sink of dirty cooking equipment each morning.

Two weeks ago while washing at the sink, a flash back of a microwave cooking demonstration I attended with my mother, back in the day when Microwaves were the new “Must Have” Kitchen Gadget of the times. The fast, no fuss little mess style cooking revolutionized kitchen around the world. 

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I remembered watching scrabbled eggs cook in a glass Pyrex liquid measuring cup quickly, effortlessly, and with little mess within minute’s right in the aisle of the appliance store. The very next morning, happened to be a Saturday, and I decided to replicate that same microwave egg demonstration to son BJ. He thought it was a genius approach of cooking fast with little mess to clean, and was happy with the results. For the next several days their “to go” breakfast wraps and sandwiches were prepared in this fashion, until I scored this nifty silicone omelet gadget made by Le’Kue’ on clearance for $8.00 in Marshalls the other day. This Silicone Omelet mold by Le’Kue’ has definitely made my morning job of fixing a hot “To Go” breakfast for my boys a lot faster and easier. I definitely give this kitchen gadget a two thumbs up for the ease of preparing eggs in an omelet style via the microwave.  

*Note~ Our fist omelet was prepared following the manufactures instructions, of whisking ingredients together before pouring into the silicone mold, but that process resulted in 3 things to clean measuring cup, whisking tool, and silicon mold. I shorten the cleaning item list to 2 by add and whisking all ingredients together in the silicone mold itself just prior to cooking. 

If you like omelet style eggs and find your morning too busy to deal with “cooking” that requires your undivided attention so you don’t burn the house down, find yourself a Le’Kue’ Omelete mold Stat!

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