I Never Learn. Evidently.
Monday, 27 December 2010 20:23

A couple of years ago, I bought a set of heatproof silicone utensils; two spatula spoon thingies (that's a technical term), a regular spatula and a pastry brush.  I LOVE silicone pastry brushes, as they are so much easier to clean than traditional pastry brushes.

Anything that can go in the dishwasher without teeth gnashing or hand wringing is a favorite of mine.

Anyway, I found that one of the drawbacks to letting the dogs "prewash" the dishes in the dishwasher is that well, they tend to nibble.  And a silicone pastry brush ain't too sturdy.

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Nibble, nibble, nibble.  And someone (I can't remember who) nibbled off some of the "bristles" right after I bought the durn thing.

I kept using it.  After all, it still works perfectly fine.  It just looks a little moth-eaten, right?

Except anyone who knows me knows that I am, well, a bit anal retentive. 

So it kept bugging me.  And bugging me.

Last month, I finally caved and went and bought a new one at Sur la Table. A cute lil OXO for $8.

I tossed the old one in the bottom drawer.  Because while I didn't want to LOOK at it, I knew it was still usable and might come in handy.  The new one went on the tool caddy in a place of honor.  I was so happy.  It even had fun looking little different shaped bristle guys in the center to hold more stuff.

Then I went insane and made too many pans of Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls to count.  And I used the new, cute lil pastry brush. 

Can you guess what happened?

Dumb.

Stupid.

Will I ever learn my lesson?

I put it in the dishwasher.  In the lower section.  Griffin nibbled on the buttered brush.  He loves butter.  So, he loves Pioneer Woman.  They are kindred spirits, Griffin and PW.  He once ate an entire pound of frozen butter in one sitting.

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And now I have two nibbled brushes.

It's all I got for Christmas.  I guess I was on the Naughty List.

Griffin Loves Butter.  I Love Griffin.  Naughty List or not, I guess I am a lucky, lucky girl.

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