Knowing how to use a kitchen knife is an essential skill for anyone who cooks. Chopping around with a blunt blade is an excellent way to waste time preparing food and (potentially) injure yourself. And then, there's the number of knives people are expected to own! You don't need a 12-piece knife set to cook well.
My grandparents always used to tell me stories about waking up at 5 a.m. to feed the pigs and milk the cows and walking to school up hill (in both directions) in the snow-– things like that. They told me these stories knowing I'd never understand those struggles, which is true, but my generation growing up in the '80s and '90s had some pretty big struggles of our own-– things kids today will never understand either.
So, you're headed on to the beach and you've asked all of your friends what book to take a long for a light-hearted read. Right?
Well, don't read these.
If you've ever been called "the meanest mom ever," welcome to the club! Our kids are on to us-- they've finally figured out our plan to destroy their childhood one mean mommy moment at a time. If you've started running out of ideas on how to ruin your kid's life, here are some more ideas from other #meanmoms.
So, you've been cooped up in the house all winter and you're just dying to get outside with your special someone and have an enjoyable day together. But, what to do? With so many options out there, it can get a bit overwhelming. Rather than just resorting to your good ol' safe bet, like dinner and a movie, try one of these spring date ideas instead!
If you aren't totally sure who Karlie Kloss is you may remember that she was one of the original members of Taylor Swift's #GirlSquad, long before it was an official hashtag. She was also a Victoria's Secret Angel. On top of that, she's also really into computers and coding and even has scholarship for girls who are interested in pursuing computer science or software engineering as a future career.
We are often afraid to do very simple repairs on our cars because we think we might mess something up. So, to make sure we don't, we pay someone a lot of money to maybe mess it up. Dealerships and repair shops know we are either afraid to try easy repairs and/or that we have no clue what is going on under the hood. While there are some honest mechanics, most take advantage of people, charging an arm and a leg for exceedingly simple tasks. For example: the last time I went to a dealership for repairs, they "graciously" offered to do the job for 600 percent more than it cost to do the job in my driveway.
Moral: Never pay a mechanic for what you can do at home.
If you're a normal human who regularly interacts with other humans, you've probably found yourself in an awkward situation or two.
Cast iron skillets are an indispensable kitchen tool that many beginner chefs are intimidated by. They require special care and are often treated as family heirlooms. The risk of ruining my great grandmother's skillet is not worth cooking an omelette, right?