Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Drain: v., drained, drain·ing, drains. v.tr. 1. To draw off (a liquid) by a gradual process
It's a strainer.
Most often used to drain water from pasta.
Or grease from cooked ground meat.
AFTER it's been cooked of course.
For the Cotton Bowl game (which I will not discuss further than this post...), my brother, sister in law and baby niece came over to watch it with us.
David wanted to make queso. I always put spicy sausage in it, and he wanted to do this for the game.
So I made everything I wanted out for it, and I left David to do the sausage and finish off the queso. (He requested to do this).
Before heading upstairs to finish getting ready, I said, "Don't forget, you need to drain the sausage before you put it in the rest of the cheese."
Okay, he replied. "Gah, I know what I'm doing," he muttered to himself as I walked away.
Oh do ya, buddy??
After a few minutes, I came back downstairs to the kitchen and he was cooking away on the stove (*I have another "David moment" regarding the stove in a sec...).
I also noticed the strainer in the sink.
It had bits of pink raw meat in it.
Slapping my hand to my forehead, I asked him if he had already "drained" the meat...
"Yeah, but nothing came off of it, so it's still okay, right?" he asked as I almost fell to the floor laughing.
*On a completely separate occasion, I had a pot of boiling water on the stove when David wanted to put a pizza in the oven. He asked me if "the top and bottom can work at the same time."
And this is why he's not allowed in my kitchen any longer.