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Volume III
May 31, 2013

Weekly Home / Cook'n & Eat'n

Life is Easier with an Ice Cream Scoop

By Sydney Hill

I have less time than I used to. WHO'S WITH ME? Life is crazier and crazier, and I'm sure you feel that way at times, too. It was in one of these moments, that the ice cream scoop saved my mind.

I have said it before, and I'll say it gladly again. I am not a fan of the dishes. Love using them, do not love doing them. I am currently hand washing them all, too. Which adds a good hour (I'm a germophobe). I want to make sure they're perfectly rinsed, cleaned, and sometimes even bleached! (I've ruined a few good dishes that way, I'm sad to say it.)

Anyway, maybe you feel my dilemma when I go to use that one extra dish. An extra spoon can put me over the top. But, I had a huge watermelon sitting in my fridge. I LOVE watermelon, and this one was going to go bad. I had already cut it on that huge cutting board that I hate to wash, but I really wanted that watermelon! I didn't want to have to wash it again, (and don't forget the knife I would be using).

So, while in my mental argument, I spotted the ice cream scoop in my utensil turntable (a lifesaver for space, by the way). Lightbulb. I just scooped up that scoop and used it in my watermelon. Eureka! Perfecto! Problem solved. I had attractive looking watermelon balls in my bowl, and now mind and belly were satisfied.

I got to thinking, what else can this lovely amazing ice cream scoop do?

Rock Hard Leftovers
I'm really excited to try this out. I have a big container of homemade applesauce sitting in my freezer. It's been there for months because I just don't know what to do with it. I don't want to eat the whole thing, but I don't want to thaw it all either. It will go bad before I finish it all. Just a scoop will do. I'm excited to try it. It will probably work better with one of those self melting ones or the triangle one (which I have and it works amazing!)

Cookie dough
Okay, so choose a smaller scoop unless you want one humongous cookie! (hey, maybe you do!) but it might save those fingernails getting packed with dough.

An ice cream scoop's not a bad substitute for a spoon. It holds more and if you get the right kind, it scoops it out itself.

Any other ideas? PLEASE SHARE! I love new ideas almost as much as my watermelon!


Sydney Hill
Weekly Newsletter Contributer since 2012

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