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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's About Time

Last night I really struggled to get some tendons and silver skin trimmed off a pork tenderloin, and I have good knives.  So I decided that it was high time that I sharpened them all.  Years ago, when I tried to ask the folks at Williams-Sonoma if they knew of anyone who sharpened knives, they said they didn't, and pointed me in the direction of their electric knife sharpeners. I was a little annoyed at the time, but I realize in retrospect that it was a good idea.  Even though I hone my chef's knife on my honing steel every time I use it, it can still get a little unhappy and get a little dull on me, which was the problem last night. So I really needed to get out the knife sharpener.

Thing is, if I was going to go to all that trouble, I may as well sharpen all of them, and if I was going to go to all that trouble, it was high time that I installed my magnetic knife rack and get them out of the drawer which is where they were likely doing most of their dulling.   I've been putting this chore off because I have to hang it on a tiled wall, which means that I would need to drill through the grout and possibly part of the tile, which would mean a masonry bit.  I have an impact driver, not a regular drill, so that means I had to buy an adapter chuck- which I did months and months ago, but you know how it is with a chore that has a lot of room for screwing up- you tend to out off your date with destiny.

Well that day came today, and it went fine, and now I have my knife rack up!  So now I can cross off one more thing from my to do list, which is pretty lengthy.  What is it that recovering alcoholics say?

Everyday, I'm getting better and better.


Toni aka irishlas said...

Does the "to do" list really ever get any shorter? haha Mine never does! My husband has to sharpen all our knives - I have to leave the room. I have pins in my jaw and it just drives me crazy!
Nice, organized area and at your fingertips. That's great!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

ohmygosh, I'm *so* familiar with the slippery slope of "well, if I'm going to do this, then I need to do that" task list!! Tell me, do you also know the "starting a new task each time you walk into a different room to get something for the prior task you were working on" dilemma? This is one I'm familiar with, too. :-)
Nice job on the knife rack!