Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gratitude for New Tricks

I grate soap to use in  laundry soap, liquid hand soap and shampoo. Usually I give this dreaded job to The Boy and take over when he tires of it. Today, as I was grating cheese in my Salad Shooter, I was eyeing my soap which was "curing" on the counter.  As the cheese shredded and shot out onto the chips (Nachos were requested for lunch today), I was thinking about the dreaded task of grating soap.  Like magic, a light bulb switched on in my head. Why hadn't I thought of this before?  I cleaned the cheese out of the Salad Shooter, popped in a hunk of soap and VIOLA! Beautifully grated soap! Ah, my days of scraping my knuckles against the grater is over. Time will be saved.  Four bars of soap grated in two minutes vs. four bars of soap in two hours (that may be a slight exaggeration). Life is just a little bit easier all because a friend showed up at my house one day last fall and said, "Hey, I bet you could find a use for this".  At the time I had no idea how much I'd fall in love with this little appliance.

Today I am thankful. Thankful for kitchen tools, thankful for AHA moments and thankful for thoughtful friends.

Thank you, Sarah, for making my life a little bit easier. You are thought of fondly every time I use the Salad Shooter.....and then some.

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