I Hate Doing Dishes!

December 13, 2007

I have always hated washing the dishes after a meal. The last thing I want to do is stand in front of the sink after I just had a whole T-bone steak. Paper plates and plastic forks have been my friend for a long time. When you are done with your meal you simple toss them in the trash. A few night ago this went terrible wrong! I was sitting in front of the TV enjoying some fried eggs. I had the eggs on a real plate (sometimes I get fancy) and was using just a plastic fork to cut and eat them. All of a sudden I hear “snap”. My fork broke!

I did not know what to do! I was able to finish my egg by just picking it up with my hands. There was no need to get up from in front of the TV to retrieve a replacement fork. The next day I was telling my friend Mrs. P about what happened to me. She likes to laugh at me when I do stuff like this. Later in the day she tells me to come outside and meet her. What does she have? She had gone to Wal-Mart and picked up three sets of REAL flatware!!! Best part is that each pack is only $1! So this now means I have six forks, six knifes, and six spoons. All real, not plastic!

Thanks again Mrs. P I owe you one!! This is a great investment in the long run. If you think about how much a pack of plastic forks is, and how much this set is, it is a no brainer. The most important thing about having real plates and flatware is YOU MUST do the dishes.

Here is a simple tip that makes dishes easy. If you are too drunk or too lazy to wash the dishes properly after a meal simply wash all remaining food off and turn upside down in the sink. DO NOT leave dishes wet with food on them for more than a night. This is what causes mold and other funky stuff to start growing. A dry dish can last much longer in your sink than a wet one.

A Little About Me

December 12, 2007

I have lived alone in a small studio apartment for about four years now. Here is my living room / bedroom.

Here is my kitchen.

My friends ask me why I don’t move to a larger place. My answer to them is “I don’t want to!” My apartment is located in the beautiful Historic District of Savannah, GA. A perfect location for a bachelor. A few months ago, I was involved in a couple frozen dinner recalls. My friends started giving me crap about how I buy cheap, low quality food. So this blog is going to be about my experiences in my day to day life. To make this as exciting as possible, I will need all of your help as well. Cooking for one person is very difficult. If you have a recipe that you think I would like please send it to me. I will post my attempt at cooking it step by step with pictures! Feel free to comment to the posts as much as you would like. If you are more comfortable sending me an email please do so! solitaryrefinement[at]gmail[dot]com.

Welcome to Solitary Refinement!

Nick Ryan