Hi everyone – here is something that really churns my butter.
Make ice. This obviously doesn’t apply to any of you with your fancy ice making refrigerators, but to those of you who still use ice trays it’s a good policy to live by. How many times have you had people over and realized you have four ice trays in your freezer and two cubes between them? You didn’t pick up ice because ice wasn’t on your mind when you were out and about picking up snacks and beverages. Now look at yourself. A home full of people, myself included, who need something cool to wash down the salty snacks you put out and all you’re going to be able to do is offer us lukewarm liquids. Shame on you.
It takes roughly ten seconds to fill an ice tray and put it in the freezer. Ten seconds. Multiply that by your total number of ice trays and I bet you still come in well under a minute. Is your life so busy that you can’t make ice? Why should my palate suffer because you’re lazy? And who puts an empty ice tray back in the freezer anyway? Appalling.
Here’s a free tip for you – get yourself a small bowl and place it in your freezer. When any particular ice tray reaches the half full status, empty those cubes into the bowl, fill the tray with water and place it back in the freezer. If you’re going to have people over, buy a damn bag of ice. If you’re too cheap to do that, get yourself a bigger bowl. Place said bigger bowl in the freezer the morning of (or night before) your gathering. Empty all the ices trays into it, fill them back up and place them in the freezer. Now you’ve got yourself a stash that you can go to while the trays are freezing.
I hope you’ve learned something here today. Remember, I’m here to help.