Tommy is so funny. He was reading a recipe. I have no idea why or where he was reading. Soon he finished and said to me as he laughed, reading part of the instructions--stick a toothpick in the center. It would be done when the toothpick came out clean. He laughed and looked to me like that was funny, amazing, or weird.
I really hated to tell him I had stuck toothpicks into baked food since I was about ten in order to judge the doneness. Or, I used a broom straw to stick into food...is that gross?
There are so many things he has never done or heard of anyone doing. I mentioned washing his Harvest Gold plastic kitchen trash can. He laughed derisively and said he had never washed out any can for trash. He went on to prove I was nuts by saying he never knew of anyone who washed out trash cans. Since it was falling apart, I just bought a new one three years later!
In the outdoor bin, I caught him throwing in piece of vegetable or fruit. I told him it would attract flies and maggots and stink to high heaven. Only the idea of flies and maggots stopped him from throwing unbagged trash there. Oh, maybe the idea that he would need to wash the outdoor bin to get the stuck on nastiness out made him stop that.
Do you consider it a strange idea to stick a toothpick into baked goods to determine doneness? Have you ever used a broom straw? Have you heard of people using a broom straw?
Today, I spent the whole day feel so awful. And, I have finished the antibiotic!