Monday, June 20, 2011

The One Thing I Don't Like. . .

. . .about making fried chicken is the oil. Actually the disposal of the oil after the frying is done.

How exactly do y'all dispose of used cooking oil where you live Tadpoles? Please help me. :)

In other news - Father's Day was a 50/50 kind of day.  You know the old expression "The best laid plans?"  Well, yesterday turned out kinda' like that.

We had a wonderful morning before the gang left to pick up Pooldad's Dad so they could all go to a National's game.  Unfortunately the van developed a flat tire and since the tire was too damaged to change himself, Pooldad called roadside assistance. They waited a half hour for them to show up [amazingly short time! yay for AAA!] but getting the tire replaced at Walmart took another hour and a half [again a very short time - so yay for Walmart!]  Since so much time had passed they decided against to the baseball game and instead, Grandpa, Daddy and granddaughter went to a Knight's of Columbus picnic [church] which is where Grandma was helping serve. Yippee!  There was a ton of food - but Wallene and Pooldad didn't eat too much because as Wallene said, [when she saw one of the offerings was fried chicken and beans] "We better not eat that Dad because you know what's for dinner."  heehee

Yep! Dinner was so delicious - fried chicken, Pooldad's awesome beans and homemade coleslaw.  Wallene made me laugh when she asked [after her second piece of chicken] "Mom, you know how you always say you don't care what we eat for breakfast, as long as we eat it? [I do.] Does fried chicken fall into that category?"  Why, yes...yes it does. :D It's a good thing I only make this a couple of times a year otherwise I think we would all be in perpetual food comas. :D

Everyone went to bed tired and with full bellies.  When I woke up this morning I was shocked to see it was 6:45 am and my husband was still sound asleep. [He has to be to work at 7 am] I nudged him and he told me he had already called work and wouldn't be going in today because he has a toothache.  Guess a trip to the dentist is in the mix today. My poor baby.

Hope y'all have a spectacular Monday. See ya' on the flipside.

8 comments:

Jeannie said...

I would love to try your chicken. Give us a hint huh?

As for used cooking oil - you could possibly save it if there is that much - and maybe keep it in the fridge until the next time - or use it frying stuff where a few extra flavours wouldn't matter so much (strain it first to get the crumblies out). If I need to dump a lot of oil - from the deep fryer for instance, I pour it into a used margarine container and throw it out. I don't know of anyone making bio-diesel around here but it there is anyone doing it there, you could donate it to them.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Skippy! Well, I do hope that you are nice and warm over there! It is midsummers day tomorrow, and it is still chilly here in Devon, and it's pouring with rain at the moment. Just not funny, when it's supposed to be summer! :( That was a pity that your little peeps missed the game, but good that they got to see grandma at the picnic. Your fried chicken does sound extremely tasty! Yum Yum! If I come to visit, you will have to put that on the menu for me! Hee Hee!

ellen abbott said...

it's not the destination (the ballgame) but the journey (being together for the day), right?

I get rid of cooking oil by pouring it in an empty coffee can and sticking it in the freezer until it's full and then it goes in the trash.

sapphireblue said...

Poor guy. I hope his tooth feels better.

Yummy fried chicken!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

former restaurant man (that would be ron) says you can strain it and re-use it (thinking about the deep-fat fryers in restaurants). when i'm in the mood to listen to him (lol! i don't like to save it for extended periods of time) i will strain it back into the container it came out of and put in the fridge to use next time we fry something (which is not very often, so that's why i don't like to save it). Otherwise, i put it back into the containr and put it in the dumpster on trash day.

your fried chicken sounds amazing. i make a pretty mean fried chicken myself and ron's only complaint is that i don't do it often enough.

glad the day turned out well in spite of the detours.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

If you're deep frying your chicken, that's a lot of oil to waste, huh? For that much oil it'd be worth the effort to strain and save it in the fridge to re-use another time. I don't deep fry, so the amount of oil I use simply goes into an empty nut can. (with lid) When the can is full, it goes into the garbage.

So, when do we get to see your recipe???

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

I strain and reuse my oil a few times then when I am over reusing it I tip it into an empty contain with a lid and toss it in the bin..........I do not like fried food that often but hubby loves it so he will often cook himself something that is fried.......

Sous Gal said...

Strain it and re-use it at least a few times. A coffee filter sat in a colander is great for this. Or..what I did at a remote resort I cheffed at was freeze our old oil in plastic buckets, then once a month a local hauled it away for us. We had to freeze it to keep it from bears.....but yes...old oil goes in the trash :)

And I agree about your fried chicken recipe: Share Please! :)