I finished up the small 6″ skillet as best as I could get it given how small it is. You can compare the surface of the skillet to the 8″ skillet (below)that I haven’t started in on as of yet.
I’m sure that there may now be someone in distress or biting their tongue to keep from telling me that I’m ruining them but let’s remember that these are “learning tools” for me and they are also “cast” skillets; meaning they were molten metal that was poured into a mold. I don’t want that rough surface to cook on. I want a smooth surface so nothing sticks to it. And they make great camp fire skillets if all else fails. I’d use them for a dog food dish but the cats tell me that I can’t afford a dog right now.
I’m going to season the small skillet with some Crisco shortening to see how it goes. I figure that I can get it into the oven twice today and for a third time tomorrow. We shall see how it goes while I continue to channel my inner farm boy.
Well it’s that time of week once again where I do battle with my brain as to whether or not I can actually do this without taking an hour or more to get it done. Let’s see …
1. My trial and error work with the cheap cast iron skillets is actually going pretty well. The 6″ skillet cleaned up real well after I got rid of the pre-seasoning. The inside of the skillets is nice and smooth now and all I need to do is finish polishing it. Then it’s on to seasoning the thing. We’ll see what happens.
2. Number 1 above has resulted in me making a couple trips to my store of dreams for tools and equipment. I “thought” I had the right grinder only to find out that I didn’t. The end result was me buying a new grinder. Hey, I guy can never have enough tools. Plus there was some safety devices to buy as well. It’s all coming together as I learn and move from one stage to the next.
3. All the yard work is done for this year and mulched up leaves have been added to the raised garden beds that needed some help. Now all that I need is for some rain and Mother Nature to take over with them until next Spring. I’ll add some more garden soil to those beds and put in a new bed while I’m at it.
4. I’m having a great time teasing my neighbor who is a diehard Republican and supporter of El Presidente. I think I’ll go steal a Dem sign and stick it in his yard.
5. Yanno, it makes me uncomfortable whenever someone says “Thanks for your service.” when they find out that I’m a vet. I know they mean well and I try not to be rude but there are too many bad memories of living next to a city that typically hated the GIs out at the base (Yes, that’s a fact of our world). They usually only wanted us for our money and then wanted us to go away straight away. But what is passed is passed. Do you want to thank me? VOTE ON TUESDAY AND EVERY ELECTION DAY! That makes me happy.
Well, there ya have it. Feel free to comment and/or wave and smile a happy “Howdy!” on the way thru if’n you’d like. 🙂