Saturday, June 25, 2011

It Really Worked!

Months ago I had an idea for the kitchen.  I HATE putting up fruits and vegetables for the freezer in zip bags.  It's impossible to hold the bag and funnel while filling them with sometimes dripping goodies.  I get stuff all over me, the bag, the counter, ugh!  So, I thought about designing a bag holder.  I thoughts, designed, measured, and enlisted the help of my better half (he doesn't trust me with power tools.)  With my direction, he drilled the holes, cut the dowels to fit, notched the tops to inset the clothespins, glued it all together and clamped the dickens out of it until it dried.  A couple of coats of paint later and I had a bag holder.  Of course, by then, I didn't need it, so I tossed it onto the top shelf of my utility room.  Until today!  I was gifted with a dish pan full of purple-hull peas.  (I say gifted, as I didn't have to grow, pick or shell - between my neighbor and husband, they did all the hard stuff.)  After blanching and cooling, I decided to see if it worked...and it did!  Now, I'm not wishing for more peas, but it's nice to see the fruits of my imagination can amount to something more than just pipe dreams!  Check out my pix!