Sunday, June 7, 2020

Hot spot

Most of the meals I cook require only one pan. I can dish up the finished food and return the still-hot pan to the single-burner stove. But when I cook something that needs two pans I have to do a shuffling act. Where can I put the hot pan? There’s no room on my counter for a trivet, what with all the other food prep stuff. Even if there were room, I’d need a place to pack the trivet away when traveling.

Lou and I put our heads together and came up with a simple solution. I had a spare cutting board I never used. I could screw it to the top of the refrigerator box. That would also solve the storage problem. Now I’m eager to cook something so I can use our solution.


  1. The ancient Aztecs used the skull of their enemies or not.

  2. I have a stainless flame spreader that gets secondary use as a trivet.

  3. I use a flexible silicone hot pad under the pots. Withstands 450 degrees of heat. Non skid!