The G5 George Foreman Grill

The G5 George Foreman Grill

For Christmas, from my parents, we received a G5 George Foreman Grill. It came with 5 interchangeable plates; and after the holidays, we purchased two more – the omelet plates. We now have 7 plates and about 4 different combinations: #1: Grill plates. Anything you want to drain fat off of is best cooked on these. I find that it doesn’t drain as well as I would like with it set to the highest tilt setting, so I add an upside down drippings tray behind the back support and then it drains perfectly. We grill chicken pieces and 2 lb slabs of ground turkey on these grill plates the most. We tried something a little different and cooked some tater tots the other day. I call them tater squats since the heaviness of the top plate squished them – but they were still really good and crispy too. #2: Waffle plates. This is an obvious one. It makes waffles. We make organic whole grain waffles that come out beautifully. Heat the grill on high until the green light goes off. Fill with batter according to directions – I think it says 1/3 cup and I use that on each side. Close. The green light will come back on shortly and then when it goes back off the waffles are done. I think it takes about 3-4 minutes for them too cook. Much better than my Waffle Maker which is going bye, bye. Any takers? #3: Flat plate. We have cooked tater tots on it so far. But the booklet says it can make pizza, eggs, cookies, biscuits… well, just about anything you can cook in a pan where you don’t need the fat to be drained. We plan to make corn bread on it next and see how that goes. I would love to try pizza. With this plate orientation, the flat grill goes on the bottom and then the top grill/steak plate goes on top. In the picture below, the top omelet plate was used since I wanted to see if it would work too and it did. #4: The omelet plates. These have to be the coolest plates. So far, we have made egg white omelets and brownies. Making omelets on this grill has to cut breakfast prep time in half. I saw in the booklet that brownies could be made, so I HAD to check it out. I mixed up the batter like usual and filled the 3 reservoirs to the top (should have put a little less but it still worked out) and closed the lid. I think it took maybe 9 minutes and they were done. They are about twice the size of a...

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Painting the Master Bathroom

Painting the Master Bathroom

At a little before noon, I decided that I would scrapbook this weekend and finally start working on the master bathroom today. I started by wiping down the walls and floor which is something that was long overdue. I patched all of the little holes in the walls with light Spackle and made lunch while I waited for it to dry. Once dry it was finally on to painting. I usually trim the walls first, but wanted to see progress quickly, to keep me motivated, so I put paint on the roller and did the large portions first. Trying to cover orange wasn’t as bad as I thought, but it did take 2 coats. I just love this Sherwin Williams Harmony no-VOC paint and the color is Temperate Taupe 6037. Just a little bit of smell from the latex paint but no stuffing of my nose or headaches. I still had the fan on since I always do that when I paint since it helps it dry. I tried a new smaller roller this time and I really like it. It is lightweight and can fit behind the toilet to paint the wall that had never been painted before. I had to loaded it with paint more often, but I think I will use these more in the future. Also, with this smaller roller, there were a lot less drips. It was starting to get dark when I realized I needed to install the new vanity light so I could finish trimming. The fixture is from Lowe’s and it in the mix and match collection where the fixture and glass shades are purchased separately – so I could get just what I wanted. The shades are white but I am using CFL’s and they weren’t completely warmed up yet when I took the picture below. With a little bit of light from the bedroom, I was able to finish the area I needed to so that I could install the light. Once the light was installed I was able to finish trimming with lots of light. It looks like I might have to do a second coat of trim, but I will see what it looks like in the morning. I hope that I can install the medicine cabinet and shower rod & curtain in the next couple days maybe...

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Many Updates

A few months back, I did a bunch of updates around the house, but the updates never made it to this blog. I am finally writing the posts, and I want to let everyone know which posts are new. I thought there were only 8 posts to catch up on, but with further inspection of my pictures, I found that there were 8 in September 2009 alone and not even counting what I missed in other months. Once I finished up all of the posts, updating from January 2008 – December 2009, there ended up being 15 posts from the last 2 years. I thought there were going to be a lot more updates than I expected, but I had actually kept up with my posts somewhat and/or didn’t do much certain months in the way of interior design or organizing. Here is a list of the new posts that didn’t make it to Google Reader: Bamboo Tapestry (Jan 15th) Making Cards (Feb 18th) Living Room Lighting (Aug 20th) Tip-Out Tray (Aug 24th) Scrapbook Center (Aug 31st) And a list of the ones that did make it to Google Reader: Kitchen Drawer Mod (Sep 1st) Organizing Ribbon (Sep 2nd) Bathroom Vanity Light (Sep 8th) Even More Space Bags (Sep 14th) Frame of Mind (Sep 15th) Organizing the Attic (Sep 16th) Bath Faucet Install (Sep 22nd) Kitchen Faucet Install (Sep 22nd) Scrapbook Center Revised (Dec 15th) Child-Friendly Ornaments (Dec...

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