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post #1 of 23
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I took today off to continue cleaning from yesterday's Superbowl party and used a scouring pad to get the grime off my wife's "Williams-Sonoma Commercial-Quality Half-Sheet Pan"... As I was scrubbing a thin layer of black silicone-like grains came off. In a panic, I went to the website and saw that it clearly states "don't use a scouring pad."

Is the pan unusable now? What can I do to correct it?
post #2 of 23
If it's a non-stick coating that you damaged, I wouldn't use it anymore as it could be mildly toxic. Nice of you to stay home and do the dishes though. Let's see, what could top that.... A new sheet pan? ;)
post #3 of 23
Valentine's day is coming up. :)
post #4 of 23
You've got to be kidding Kuan - If my man bought me anything for the kitchen as a valentine/birthday/Christmas prezzy, (not being of a violent disposition normally) He'd be wearing it!!:eek:
Sounds more like an Un-birthday present to me.
I heard once of a guy who bought his wife a new Vacuum cleaner for christmas. And gift wrapped it !!!!!!
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post #5 of 23
LOL quick buy another one :D

And if my wife bought me something for cooking, I'd actually appreciate it. She knows I like that stuff.

Was thinking of buying my wife a new electrical meter for Valentines Day, because I know I can use it even if she won't.
post #6 of 23
AMEN, sister Bughut.

Mind you, my brother in law bought my sister a DISHWASHER for a birthday gift once.... He walked with a strange list for about a month after...:roll:
post #7 of 23
LOL! Hey I didn't say buy her cookware! I meant he could make up for it on VD! :D
post #8 of 23
This coming from a guy: I like cooking, and my wife appreciates any attempt at dishwashing, even if it's misguided! :D
post #9 of 23
Te He:lol:
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post #10 of 23
Aah! bless you:rolleyes:
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post #11 of 23
Well, when I make chicken yakni pulao or lasagne, she'll kiss me. Maybe I should make her pulao for Valentines Day, with sweet mango chutney on the side.

She loves my home made noodles too.
post #12 of 23
I'm sure she does.

Whats Yakni Pulao. A rice dish?
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post #13 of 23
Yeah it's a rice dish. Only aromatic spices, nothing hot. Carmelized onions, butter, cashews.
post #14 of 23
can you tell me how Andy. Allways looking for a way to jzujz up rice
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post #15 of 23
I don't have the recipe handy, but here's about how I do it.

Boil until chicken is cooked:
A cut up chicken
5 cardamom pods
3 peppercorns
1 onion cut up
about 4 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
3-5 bay leaves, depending on how big they are
salt, about 1 and a half tsp
3 c water

When the chicken is cooked, turn off the stove and let cool for a bit. Pull the chicken off the bones, dice, and reserve. Strain the broth and discard the onions and spices.

Rinse the raw rice and use the chicken broth to cook it in (about 2 cups rice). As the rice is cooking, thinly slice an onion and saute it in 1/2 cup butter until browned a bit. Add the chicken pieces and about 3/4 cup cashews. Saute until everything is lightly browned. Add this (including all the butter used for sauteeing) along with 1/3 cup raisins on top of the cooking rice. When the rice is cooked, mix it up. Serve with sweet mango chutney, plain yogurt, and whatever esle you want.
post #16 of 23
I don't usually use recipes, anyway. Maybe the first time or 2.
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 

Advice and recipes, thanks!

Thanks all for the advice and thanks Andy for the cool recipe!

Ok, so I was really worried because at 8 months pregnant, she's not always a happy camper. So, I finished cleaning the house from last night's party, made dinner, sat her down and came clean about the pan. I told her that I'll buy a new one this weekend. She wasn't upset, she giggled at my good intentions!

I can't give her the pan on Valentines. Years ago, I set an annual tradition of supplying flowers, chocolate truffles, doubled stuffed pork chops in cranberry & port glaze over risotto with a baguette and some good salty French blue cheese.

Cheers,
Merriman
post #18 of 23
Thanks Andy, It sounds gorgeous. Just the thing for my pre-diet food fest:lips:
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post #19 of 23
Merriman - bless you for washing up - but Do buy her a new pan, but not for Valentine's - you prob got some making up to do after that. I got some electrified automatic lights and buzzers salt and pepper grinders for Christmas. Yes, they are very very nice I should not complain. But not so useful/appreciated as a new bottle of perfume!

In relation to washing up - whoever cooks in our household doesn't wash - the other 3 can fight for the privilege! Given that I'm pretty much the only cook (look I'm trying to encourage them to cook -it not working :( it only encourages my better half to buy takeaway) the washing is generally done for me. When I insist
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post #20 of 23
I cook AND wash up as I go along. My wife is one lucky biatch!! (Her words, not mine!):cool:
post #21 of 23
hehehehe thank you for that indianwells - she is a lucky lucky gurl :D
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post #22 of 23
If she asked me to wash dishes, I'd try to persuade her otherwise by offering her the best dessert. That's my way.

But now that I live on my own, you can imagine what the kitchen sink looks like.
post #23 of 23
omigosh Andy...there would be woks and cleavers, pestles and mortars, 5 different pans for one meal....would look like a bomb struck. Think you gotta go the takeaway route! Somehow I think that's unlikely tho...... :) Cook on!

Merriman - good luck to you and your lady with the baby - you got some exciting times coming up. This will be a very special Valentine's for you both :) All the best for a safe and happy delivery.

Daina
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