Wednesday 15 January 2020

Cooking In -20C Sucks

This is something I probably didn’t have to tell you, but hey, yeah, it’s true. It takes more time to cook things because everything you are cooking has been in a deep freeze.

So, there is that, that’s fun.

Add to that the fact that you are cooking in full outdoor gear complete with gloves. Yet now and again you have to take those gloves off to handle food or what have you. 

If your hands are out in the cold for too long you have to heat them up by putting your hands in the various hot spots of the human body (quite undignified looking).

Then when you start to eat you have to heat the metal utensil (fork/spoon, etc) before you touch it so you don’t stick your tongue or lips to it. 

When you are done you have to wash and dry REAL fast because water will freeze real fast to the almost clean dishes.

So you are then trying to “wipe” ice off of the “clean” dish. After doing your best you decide to just wash this stuff again when your house is not a deep freeze.

But on an upside, you don’t have to worry about leftovers spoiling . . . because your house is a deep freeze.

It is for that reason that for the foreseeable future, I will be eating dinner at work. You know: microwaving, eating and cleaning up at work, in regular office temps.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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