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September 10, 2013

Gary Church: When it comes to kitchen duties, I’m a real sweetie

NEW CASTLE — Many of you probably have the wrong assumption that I don't do anything in the kitchen.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

I fill the sugar bowl.

Not only do I fill it, but I am also in charge of the sugar bowl maintenance program.

On occasion, I wash the bowl, not by placing it in the dishwasher, but the old-fashioned way, by hand.

Then I dry it with paper towels, so when I refill it, there is no water in the bowl to harden the sugar.

As an additional task, I also maintain the sugar spoon.

I know, I'm every woman's dream, but no, I'm not for hire.

One reason I pay special attention to the sugar bowl is that I'm the only one who uses it.

My wife uses whatever that stuff is they put in those packets.

I also make the morning coffee.

At our house, we use Maxwell House Master Blend, which comes in a plastic jug of some sorts.

I have problems when the can is near empty to get the remaining coffee out.

One hundred percent of the time, I spill it on the counter, and perhaps a little on the floor.

But that's OK. Cleaning up coffee grounds is not one of my kitchen duties unless, of course, I spill some in the sugar bowl.

I feel Maxwell House needs to improve on their jug design to help prevent this problem.

A simple teeny, tiny vacuum cleaner in every jug would allow me to suck the coffee out, without spilling any.

It might also work on the sugar bowl, too.

I'd better go get a patent on this before Maxwell House reads my blog.

TV infomercials, here I come!


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