Busy Little Air Fryer

The air fryer has been in use almost all day.

Bacon Cooked in Air Fryer

Bacon Cooked in Air Fryer

Then I made a little cake.

Cake Cooked in Air Fryer

Cake Cooked in Air Fryer

Then I fixed hamburger steaks.

Burgers Cooked in Air Fryer

Burgers Cooked in Air Fryer

They were topped with cheese, and then mushroom, pepper and onion gravy.

Burgers with Mushroom, Pepper and Onion Gravy

Burgers with Mushroom, Pepper and Onion Gravy

Yes, I’m loving the air fryer.

Stash Report – December 4, 2016

This week has gone by so fast. Nothing new to report in the quilting department.

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 3.0 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Fabric for 2016: 3.0 yards used

The yarn from the Black Friday sales has arrived. Most of it went to Nicole. What stayed here is 6,888 yards. Probably the least I’ve ever added on a Black Friday.

I finised the Anemochory socks and a soap bag so that’s about 430 yards used. It’s a heck of a lot easier to bring it in than it is to use it.

Yarn Used (or removed) this Week: 430 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 19,960 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 6,888 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 46,948 yards
Net Yarn for 2016 (26,988) in the hole!

According to my plan for next year, which I may or may not stick with, other than Loopy Academy and things for which I *have* to buy yarn, I can only buy half as much as I use so that means . . if that rule applied this year, I’d only be able to buy about 10,000 yards and I added nearly 50,000 yards. Ouch! Can I do it??

Scallops in the Air Fryer

We use the Philips HD 9220 air fryer so when I tell you how things work, you’ll know which one I’m talking about. They’re all pretty similar but there are some differences and the difference in wattage can make a difference but overall, I think most all the air fryers are pretty good.

One of the “diet” foods we like is sauteed scallops. I buy frozen scallops and defrost them, then drain them really well on paper towels. I’ve always used a skillet and because so much liquid cooks out of them, in order to avoid boiling them, I cook them outside on a really hot fire. I get the oil to barely smoking and toss them into the skillet. There’s always a lot of splattering and hissing and if I can keep the fire hot enough, I can cook the liquid off while browning the scallops.

I had the bright idea this evening to do them in the air fryer. I defrosted them, then drained them well on paper towels, put them in a bowl and tossed them with olive oil and Slap Ya Mama seasoning. The air fryer was set to 390° and preheated. The scallops were amazing! The liquid went through the slits in the basket and there was no boiling. The scallops were much better than cooking them in a skillet in butter or oil outside.

One word of caution. I had the scallops in the basket cooking and decided they needed a bit more seasoning. I pulled the basket out just a bit and with the fan still running, gave them a healthy shake of Slap Ya Mama. The fan blew some of the seasoning right into my eyes! Slap Ya Mama is not good for the eyes. So, if any additional season is going to be added, either turn off the fan or remove the basket a safe distance so the fan cannot blow anything into your face.