I never realized how versatile chopsticks can be, and used to tease Chou for the crazy things he'd use them for. Now, however, I find myself reaching for our wooden sticks all the time!
Here are some of our favorite uses for chopsticks:
E uses them as teethers. They're lightweight and a perfect shape for her to reach her back molars.
I often grab one to stir a drink or smoothie. They're a great shape to mix contents of a glass.
When the lint builds up in the dryer, I use chopsticks to reach into the lint screen slat to remove all the excess lint. (Just don't drop one! I have no clue how you'd recover it.)
They're great for snatching lasagna noodles out of the boiling water (it doesn't get much more multi-cultural than that!) :)
I often use them as a utensil with which to eat my food. I know, who would have thought?
When E plays in dog food and kibble ends up under the washer/fridge/stove, chopsticks are great for reaching into tight spaces sliding all the goodies back out.
Chou has been known to use them to flip pancakes. Still not sure about this one ;)
Although not quite as good as toothpicks, chopsticks can be inserted into baked goods to test for done-ness.
|Chomping on those molars|
|It's always good to keep chopsticks close by. You never know when you'll need to use them!|
Hint: if you're loving boyfriend ever coerces you into eating dumplings with chopsticks, just stab one straight into the center of the
*grinims - (n) the remnants of food left in a plate after one has finished eating; the often crusty crumbs remaining in the baking dish after one has served the food. Use: 1.The best part of mac 'n cheese is devouring the crusty grinims after dinner. 2. She soaked the pan to loosen the burnt grinims. Origin: The Krasowski family.