A good cook knows karate

@sallypup (29325)
Moses Lake, Washington
August 29, 2017 1:04pm CST
Therefore I'm not a good cook. I only wish I had known how to karate chop this morning. Three bean salad: a no brainer. Open some cans and toss the innards into a big bowl with lemon juice and vinegar and spices of your choice. Not so easy when the garbanzo can is one of those pop top numbers. The hand must be able to get a grip on that tab and must be able to pull that tab back in a certain manner or A. the tab comes off and B. the contents volcano out at you, spraying glasses and floor and blouse. Then the vinegar jug? Oh innocent jug that now has a little pull tab around its throat. Same with that. You must be able to get that teeny tab to first start to rip off that bottle slowly and evenly cause once it starts ripping there goes vinegar all over the floor if you tear too fast. Time to eat salad from the floor at that point. Love my can openers. Garden variety can openers but the job gets done with them. Now that the three bean salad is cooling in the fridge, I deserve a rest from all that exercise.
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• United States
29 Aug 17
Oh I hate those dang tabs Lenore lol Poor you, you got sprayed huh? Well for the first time I put some split peas in the food processor to grind them down so they would cook quicker and they did except they stuck to the bottom of the pot..they are fine though.
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Aug 17
@TiarasOceanView It sounds like you made pea flour then tried to cook it. I guess like making pea polenta?
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• United States
29 Aug 17
@sallypup Yes it is yummy Lenore!!
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@velvet53 (17718)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Aug 17
Ha Ha Yes, you do need a rest. I have had those little pull top things make big messes for me.
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Aug 17
@velvet53 Yes, opening cans is harder work than boiling water.
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@velvet53 (17718)
• Palisade, Colorado
30 Aug 17
@sallypup It sure is. I learned a lesson on how to cook pumpkin pies years ago. I just did a post on it. I still laugh about it to this day.
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Aug 17
@velvet53 I'll run right over for a peek. Thanks.
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@celticeagle (120480)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Aug 17
I would have these all over the floor My lifetime uncoordination issue would come floating to the surface.
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Aug 17
@celticeagle We are twins. I seldom use cans so this salad making was a painful waker upper for me.
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@celticeagle (120480)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug 17
@sallypup .......Must be. Sisters from another mother or something like that. LOL I have a good can opener that I got at Walmart.
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Aug 17
@celticeagle Good old Wallies. Our savior.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
29 Aug 17
A lot of cans are going to the pop tops. Whenever I think of pop tops I think about a news story a few years ago. Canned food was being sent to a disaster area but no one had can openers and these people were throwing rocks on the cans trying to break them open. I can remember thinking, only if they had pop tops. Anyway glad you got your salad made.
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Aug 17
@RichardMeister I bet my husband would have stabbed the can with his knife if he had been one of those in the disaster area.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
30 Aug 17
@sallypup Yes, you can open a can with a knifeā€“if you have one. I don't think most men carry pocket knifes anymore. At one company I worked for they gave us all a small pocket knife then told us we could not carry it on us on company grounds. But we were allowed to use razor knives. Go figure.
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Aug 17
@RichardMeister You'd love the knife that my husband carries. Its this side of a stiletto. I am very leery of the thing. Such a long and rather scary blade when its opened.
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@andriaperry (61223)
• Anniston, Alabama
29 Aug 17
How about the cans where the tab breaks? those are the pains in my ...................... I am glad I do not make three bean salad, seems to be a difficult dish to make
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Aug 17
@andriaperry Exactly. Almost I do not put the precise pressure on that blankety tab and blooey! Back to the can opener.
@silvermist (20114)
• India
29 Aug 17
Can openers are the best.I am smiling -"-Time to eat salad from the floor at that point. '
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@sallypup (29325)
• Moses Lake, Washington
29 Aug 17
@silvermist Floor salad is the best ever.
@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
29 Aug 17
i prefer to use can openers ;/
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@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
29 Aug 17
Yes, some of those modern ways to remove the lids from containers can often end in disaster. I prefer the good old can opener too.
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