First . . so there IS a vet shortage! I didn’t know that but now I do. What else is in short supply that I need to know about? What’s funny in a weird way . . not a ha ha funny way . . is that when someone says potatoes are hard to find, about half the people will say “not in my area” and when someone says eggs are hard to find, someone will say “not in my area”. Different areas seem to have different shortages. I understand truckers, transportation, etc. but it seems weird to me that some areas can’t get eggs and other areas have plenty of eggs. I don’t do much grocery shopping but the only thing I’m seeing in short supply, and it’s hit or miss, is chicken. Some days there will be no whole chickens at Walmart; some days there will be 4 or 5, some days, the case is full. Chicken livers are hard to find here. I use those in dog food so I’m always on the lookout for them.
OK . . the Blackstone electric griddle. The reason I keep it is for breakfast.
It is perfect for fixing breakfast. When I’m cooking in the house, even for just the two of us, the bacon cooks in a Dutch oven on the front right burner. The eggs cook in a cast iron skillet on the left burner. I cook Vince’s eggs first, then mine so he’s eating before I’m done cooking.
The electric griddle is some kind of non-stick finish so it wipes clean with a paper towel when I’m done with it. I use a spatula and push the grease through the hole in the back. No waiting for the grease to cool off so I can pour it in the grease cup in the kitchen.
And, best of all, I can say to Vince “I’m cooking on the deck. Will you set the table, make the toast (or watch the biscuits in the oven) and get our drinks while I cook? He never minds helping but he prefers to stay out of the way when I’m in the kitchen.
Even though I don’t like cooking dinner type food on the electric griddle, I love it for cooking pancakes, eggs, French toast, omelettes, and things like that.
That griddle would be perfect for scrapple!! I like a nice big, flat space so it’s easy to flip the scrapple. Yum!!
Linda Enneking says
I think the avian flu epidemic is the reason chicken and eggs are in short supply in some areas. There have been several producers in our area that have had to euthanize their entire flocks.
I’ve heard all kinds of excuses. No one knows what to believe any more.
I spent 2 days shopping in 8 different grocery stores and couldn’t get salt or sugar in any of them.
And yet there are some who can easily get salt and sugar. It’s hit and miss here. I noticed Aldi had about 6 bags of sugar left the other day. I didn’t need any but out of curiosity asked if they had more and the lady said no . . they hadn’t received any on their last two restocks.