Knives are Sharp.

Caution, graphic pictures.

This Sunday, while cooking dinner for my family (great recipe, see below!), I decided to sharpen knives.  We’ve a great set of all stainless Kitchen Aid knives that I truly love.  But they do go dull.  We’ve got one of the sharpeners that you hold in your off hand and run the knife thru with your right.  It works great!  Well, while I was doing knives, I thought, “Why not run all of them thru?”  So I did.  On the last knife, my right hand decided that it had an intimate need to see what the left looked like on the inside and opened up the lower right quadrant of my left palm.  Zoom. Off to the hospital dripping blood everywhere.

Yes, the safety belt and car seat queen put her 1 year old daughter in forward facing, did not use a belt herself (couldn’t let up pressure on the wound) and had her husband zip her off to the hospital.  While checking in, the registration girl asks “What did _you_ do? Boy, you smell great!”  (At which, I had to laugh…)  They get my dripping self immediately into a surgical room and wash the thing out.  Turns out, it’s about 1.5 inches long.  That length & depth took 5 stitches to close up.

So, the moral of the story is this:

If you aren’t careful with knives, you end up in the ER.

If you end up in the ER for knife carelessness, you get stitches.

If you get stitches, you get a funny mummy dressing.

If you get a funny mummy dressing, you end up in a shower, with your spouse washing your hair and your hand in a Ziploc baggie.

So, if you don’t want to end up in the shower, with your hand in a Ziploc baggie and your spouse washing your hair, BE CAREFUL when sharpening knives!

Sangre Chicken.

  •  3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterflied
  • ¼ c olive oil in pan
  • 1 TBSP Garlic powder
  • 2 TBSP Oregano
  • 3 TBSP Parsley
  • Swiss cheese

Heat oil & spices – Fry chicken until brown on outside, flipping once – put aside

In the same pan, make the sauce –

Veg Sauce

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 head broccoli, de-stemmed & bite-size
  • 2 TBSP capers

Fry onion & Garlic until soft.  Add broccoli & cook until bright green.  Deglaze pan with approx. ¼ cup of Tequila, cook most of the liquor off, approx. 1 minute.

Put veg sauce aside.

Put Swiss cheese both between the butterflied parts and on top of chicken & put chicken into oven on high broil, but in the middle of the oven.

Make a roux – 2 TBSP butter, 2 TBSP flour, enough milk or ½ & ½ to make it juicy & gooey – add veg – adjust with milk if necessary to make gooey.

Cook chicken 3-5 minutes, until no pink is showing in center.

Serve warm, with sauce on top.

About catfeet1

Mom, canner, reader, sci-fi geek, she who loves car seats
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2 Responses to Knives are Sharp.

  1. Na Na says:

    I’ve cut myself before and it hurt like the dickens!. I used a rubber glove with duct tape around the wrist to keep out water. I had to come up with a solution because there was no “honey” around the house to help me out.

  2. Phoebe says:

    Owwwie. I stabbed myself on accident a couple of months ago. Went straight to the bone and bruised it. Hope you feel better soon. And next time, don’t forget to wear gloves!

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