See this innocent little stack of Post-it notes? They are NOT so innocent my friends. They are terribly dangerous and capable of exacting damage beyond your imagination. Here's my lesson of the day.
I was cleaning house ... SURPRISE!! What brought that on, was I accidentally saw the back of my black shirt in the mirror ... covered with white Jessie dog hair. Well for crying out loud ... I guess it's time to clean AGAIN. I had the vacuum in one hand, a pair of sandals and one dirty sock in the other when the phone rang. Yes ... I'll write down that date.
With not enough hands, I grabbed a Post-it note and stuck it in my mouth as I drug everything off to the kitchen looking for a pen. When I finally took hold of the note and ripped it from my mouth, I got the shock of my life. It TOTALLY stuck to my bottom lip, ripping off layer after layer of skin. My lip started to bleed immediately. You've GOT to be kidding me ... it's a Post-it note ... it's not supposed to stick like gorilla glue!!
I wrote down the number and made a beeline for the bathroom medicine cabinet. Surely there is SOMETHING in there to help the pain. Another tidbit to be remembered, neosporin tastes terrible. I couldn't come up with anything to soothe the savage lip as it swelled to epic proportions. No need for lip injections here!! It's sore as heck, and of course eating anything sends a shock wave through my mouth. So the next time you need a Post-it, just stick it on your clothing, or maybe that dirty sock. Do NOT put it in your mouth!!!
While cleaning I noticed I had one lone but very large russet potato left over. I had read all about the Instant Pot potato salad and thought I'd give it a try. There should be just enough for one person. Here's how it goes ... cut up the potato (or potatoes) and place in a steamer basket along with the eggs.
Yup ... you cook them together. Add a cup of water to the pot and cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. That's right folks ..... FOUR minutes. When done, I did a quick release, put the eggs in a bowl of ice water, whereupon the shells just slipped right off. I put it all in the fridge to cool a bit while I whipped up the mayo dressing.
Perfectly cooked eggs!! There was no hour for the potatoes to get done, nor another pot for the eggs. It was all done in ... let me say that again ... FOUR MINUTES!!
From there I just added my normal stuff ... pickles, olives, onions ... and it was ready to serve. I prefer red potatoes, but the russet un-pealed worked just fine. Unfortunately, here is another life lesson for me that I haven't learned yet. Since my organs decided to act up a few years ago, I cannot eat mayonnaise. They just don't like it one bit!! I tried to spread it out over four days, but it didn't matter ... mayo is mayo!!! I hope that lesson will stick with me for awhile!!
Here's a lesson I learned quickly. Ladders make a great showcase for quilts. These happen to have come from Miss Patty who graciously donated them to my collection. They are very VERY old handmade quilts for children. One is all about cowboys, boots and ropes. The bottom one has nursery rhymes and the top one images of children playing, all of which have been hand embroidered. I'm happy to finally have them on display.
So those are my lessons of the day class. Never EVER put a Post-it in your mouth, neosporin tastes terrible, you can have potato salad ready to eat in 12 minutes if you use an Instant pot and ladders make good display racks.