Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Tell About It Tuesday: Can't Touch This

It's another snow day for us today. This time we have snow + arctic temps and it's been nice to stay cozied up inside with my peeps.

I've been cleaning (a little) and cooking (a little) and doing a lot of meat prep this morning. And that brings me to the last little life-changing "a-ha" discovery I wanted to share. 

Playtex CleanCuisine Disposable gloves.


I love these gloves.  

I hate touching raw meat. Besides the fact that I'm a crazy germophobe freak, I just despise the feel of it, especially chicken. And I never feel like I get it completely washed off of my hands. 

I use these gloves when I cut up raw chicken. And pork. And beef. 

I use them when I put raw bacon strips on the cookie sheet. You do know the easiest/least messy way to cook bacon is in the oven, right? That's a life-changing tip you need to check out as well. 

I use them to mix up/roll meatballs and sausage balls.

And I always remember too late that I should wear them when I cut up jalapenos. For some reason I'm sensitive to the oils in the peppers and end up with burning fingers...or eyes if I accidentally touch them after handling peppers. Oy! That is not a pleasant experience.

Anyway, they're great for all those things and much more. I can usually find coupons in the Sunday paper for these gloves too. Win-win. 

Okay, so Tell About It Tuesday may not be a regular weekly feature around here BUT I have a feeling from time to time I'll find something else life-changing that I'll want to share. So until then...

13 comments:

Beth said...

I'm enjoying this snow day, too. It's nice to have a snow day that actually has some snow, not just ridiculously freezing temps. I am going to try out those gloves! I hate touching meat, too, and those might be the best idea I have heard yet. :)

Jennifer said...

I am laughing out loud. I also hate touching raw meat..and use latex gloves. However...I haven't tried that brand and may need to. I am a germophobe freak sister with you!! Stay cozy.

Elizabeth said...

I saw these gloves at the store the other day. I love that you use them. Are they recyclable? Just kidding:) I know how you like to recycle, but I would definitely make an exception to avoid raw meat!

So, tomorrow is our 7th snow day. I'm looking for new blogs to read. Any suggestions?

Amber said...

Genious. Because touching raw meat is disgusting.

But when I see the word Playtex, I think tampons. So now I have an image in my head of your fingers gloved in tampons. Hmmmmm.......

Rebecca Marchbanks said...

Oh my word, I also thought tampons...

But seriously, I need to get some of those gloves.

Deena said...

I'm enjoying the Tell about it Tuesdays! I knew that you used gloves to handle meat. Now if they would only work for the smell - I hate the smell of raw meat/chicken. No matter how fresh it is, it smells bad to me.

I still need to try the dry shampoo from a few weeks ago. That's a great tip!

Sarah said...

crazy....I just wrote about using gloves in the kitchen a few days ago!! Great minds think alike....

Kathy said...

I so agree about raw meat...especially chicken! (I became a complete germophobe in nursing school...) I haven't seen this brand at the store, but I usually buy vinyl gloves in the pharmacy section of Walmart--about $10 for a box of 100. Peace of mind for my germophobic brain...priceless.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I actually came to click on your other blog and look at recipes so I can do a quick shopping run (sister coming over) but I just had to laugh because I've been thinking about my lack of cleaning gloves for a few days now but then I ended up actually looking under my kitchen sink and had some. Anyway, so I'm cleaning behind the toilet and Madeline (the gloves were clear-sh) goes "Oh gross! I would NOT clean that with bare hands!!!" I just had to laugh. I showed her I was wearing gloves. Who knew 5 year olds would have an opinion on cleaning. ha

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I hate the feel and smell of raw chicken. When I was pregnant I could NOT handle it without feeling sick.

Kendra said...

Raw meat doesn't bother me. Except when I'm making sausage balls then I get all nauseated. Maybe I need some, too!

MiJon said...

I loved the gloves idea & looked for them at my local groceries and even Walmart. Sadly I couldn't find them anywhere. Do you buy them at a particular store, and what section are they in? (cleaning supplies?). I'm wondering if they just don't have them in central IL. I can always probably find them online, but just thought I'd ask.

New Every Morning said...

Ooh! I'll have to find some! I think they would be great for cleaning the toilet area too! It grosses me out.

With the week I've had, I am just now getting to Tell About it Tuesday on Sit on the Sofa Saturday. :)