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Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Power of Suggestion

My friend, Sue, is a Pampered Chef consultant. She's very good at it. Probably one of the best I've ever seen at those types of things. Sue could've been a tv personality had she ever had the opportunity. She's a tall, slender, beautiful, blonde with this bubbly, but, not irritating personality. She's a delightful person. Even so, I'm pissed at her.

Yesterday, she was telling me I simply must see the new knives Pampered Chef has now. I told her that I would never use PC knives ever again. Those suckers should be outlawed, they're so sharp. My person bears a scar from one.

A couple years ago, I had gotten some stuff and one of the things was a knife. I was cutting carrots one morning and cut the dickens out of my finger. That thing bled like Dan Akroyd's skit of Julia Child..."I just cut the dickens out of my finger!" I knew I'd have to get stitches for it. Mr. Smiff, for whatever reason, did not deem that the laceration was serious enough to be dealt with by a medical professional (He usually uses the Bill Monroe method of first aid...duct tape). I disagreed with my husband and drove myself to the doctor, with bleeding right thumb. You don't realize how much you use your thumb til you try to drive with one bleeding profusely. I was a happy wife that day.

I got to the doctor and said "Um, I think I need stitches..maybe" and I started unraveling the makeshift, paper towel tourniquet I had fashioned. As soon as I took the first layer off and the girl saw the blood she says "Uh, yeah...you need stitches." Got five of them and have a nice little scar.

So, I told Sue the story of my unfortunate encounter with Pampered Chef knives and that I'd stick with the stoneware or something else. I do love PC stuff and own most of it. I was shocked to learn that Busy Mom has never used her stones!!! Totally ruined my image of her.

Last night, I decided to cook and I made this wonderful Chicken Spaghetti. Fantastic stuff...let me know if you want the recipe. Anyway, I had boiled the chicken and took it out to cut the meat off. Not using my Pampered Chef knife, but, rather a regular one, I start cutting the chicken off the bone and dangit, if I didn't cut the dickens out of my left index finger! Nothing like the Thumb Incident, but, it bled nicely. It bled so much, I had to ask Mr. Smiff to step in and finish getting the meat off the chicken.

I think it was the power of suggestion by Sue and her stinkin' knives that did it. I was going to get my nails done but can't til this heals up. Can't very well get nail polish remover on it.....OUCH!


J. said...

I want the recipe!

Busy Mom said...

I said I had never been stoned. Or something like that.

Sonia said...

yes, share the recipe! sorry bout your finger. Love PC!

Blogarita said...

1. It's said that a sharp knife is safer than a dull one.

2. Never ask if I want a recipe. Just send it!

Roger Abramson said...

At home I call the Pampered Chef the "Masochistic Chef" because I think their products are a pain in the butt. For instance, there's this "stone" thingy that, after use, you have to scrape and scrape and scrape with this special "PC"-provided scraper thing that's aout the size of a poker chip because God forbid you should be able put any actual soap on the stone or anything. Supposedly, thins "preserves the flavor" of the stone for future uses. Screw the flavor. I want my fingernails back.

Malia said...

Hand over that recipe Sista!

I have two PC knives, I like the little paring ones. The ones you used to be able to get for $1 but now they've raised the price to like $1.25 or $1.50, seriously. One of those little paring knives was on the counter and Boo-boo got a hold of it. He, of course, put it in his mouth and it, of course, gave him a wittle cut on his wittle wip :-( It only bled a little, thank goodness, now I make sure the knives are not within reaching distance.

SistaSmiff said...

I love my stones. I use them for everything. They're just about black now, I've used them so much.

I'll post the recipe when I get home.

Roger Abramson said...

No, SS! No! Stay away from the light! The stones...they're evil. Evil I tell you!

Suburban Turmoil said...

I have just one stone. A pizza stone. And I bake everything on it. It's so sad. I'm too cheap to buy another one.

Then again, I also have a PC onion dicer and it's the most ridiculous thing I've ever owned. Uh. Hello, food processor?!

SistaSmiff said...

Now, the onion thingy I love. Food processors are grand. I just don't have one.

Come on, Rog....fix you some hot dogs on a stone or have some of my lasagna cooked in a stone and you will get it!

Dave Morris said...

So did you leave the blood IN the chicken spaghetti? I didn't notice it mentioned in the recipe...

Dan Akroyd's portrayal of Julia Child on SNL was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

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