Thursday, December 16, 2010
Living With The MIL Chronicles 6 - Kitchen Scrapyard
Check it out. That's what my MIL *stores* in her oven.
So every time WE NEED TO USE THE OVEN....that pile of scrap metal has to come out and find a landing spot.
And in a kitchen with ZERO counter-space, it invariably has to go on the stove.
But if you're cooking, chances are you've got a whole lot going on on the burners already!
This is insane. Not only is there ample storage space in the cabinets and whatnot....but also this is PURE GARBAGE. She saves every piece of aluminum that enters the house. Every time someone gets take-out she has to wash and salvage the containers and whatnot (and metal coffee cans, jars, etc.).
The worst is when you forget the junk is in there and pre-heat the oven. Then you have a whole pile of hot metal to manage!
One day, finally, I asked her if I could throw that stuff away.
MIL - NO.
CaptiousSIL - Are you going to take it to your new fancy retirement home?
MIL - YES.
CaptiousSIL - WHY? (holding up the circular pan/sheet)
MIL - Because my mother-in-law gave me that.
At a minimum that means the cookie sheet, pizza pan, or whatever it is is 40 FREAKIN' YEARS OLD - but it could easily be half a century old.
Do YOU think it's sanitary to cook on that crap?
She moves out in about three weeks...
OH, the blog material I've been sitting over the past 7 months!!!
Living With The MIL Chronicles 1
Living With The MIL Chronicles 2 - Off The Hook Phone Ringing
Living With The MIL Chronicles 3 - Already Over?
Living With The MIL Chronicles 4 - Leading 'Old Coots' To Water
Living With The MIL Chronicles 5 - What is it?