Yesterday I was putting the linens away after doing the laundry.
On Sunday night we had our Mom .. her two sisters . . her brother and sister by love . .
over for dinner.
I love having that little group over. . .they are so easy to please.
As I was putting the laundry away. . .
I thought about how I have learned little things from so many people.
Like laundry for instance.
My Mom's laundry is always pristine.
She irons everything. . .almost everything.
It always looks so wonderful.
I don't iron iron hardly anything .. .
but I do like clean kitchen laundry.
When I have company over (if you are my kids and reading this. . .it may not mean you) . .
I do several things before they arrive.
I take out the trash. .
I empty the dishwasher. . .
I put my dish cloth. . .hand towel .. and tea towel from food preparation in the laundry hamper.
I take out a fresh dish cloth. . a fresh hand towel. . . a fresh tea towel. .
I make sure my pot holders are clean for handling the hot dishes.
you may be saying to yourself. . .
well. . .isn't she hoity toity. . .
No I really am not. .
I am just doing one small extra step to keep the food borne illness risk down to a minimum.
OH .. and the good news. .
is that you can buy very inexpensive pot holders. . .about 2 for $2 at SuperSt*re.
I just purchased these. . .last week. The two top have already had a wash ..
and have shrunk a little.
I still use oven mitts when I am handing a real hot oven . . .
but for most food prep .. .my $1 pot holders do the trick.
If it makes you feel any better. .
I don't iron my tea towels. . . .
I just fold them while they are still warm from the dryer. . .
fold them neatly .. .
and call it .. .