Best Advice of the Week: New Fit for an Oven Mitt

When I made the Apple Pancake recipe a few weeks ago (where you bake it in the oven in a skillet), Hubby and I both forgot that the skillet handle was hot when we were serving ourselves and touched it.  So, I looked in the cabinet where I keep hot pads to get one for us to use to hold the skillet handle.

But, lo and behold, there in the back of the cabinet was something which is hardly ever used, but seemed perfect for this need.  An oven mitt!  Not only does putting it over the handle remind us that the handle is hot but it also makes it very easy to pick up.

The other recipe I make that calls for baking in a skillet in the oven is Easy Butter Chicken.  And, as you can see, I used this idea then too.  (FYI, that’s Lemon Pepper seasoning I had put on it that time — very good.)

If everyone in the world has already discovered this idea but me, just move on and have a nice day.  But I was delighted when I discovered a nifty new fit for my seldom-used oven mitt.

8 Responses to Best Advice of the Week: New Fit for an Oven Mitt

  1. Hilary says:

    Clever you. That’s a great idea.

  2. Linda says:

    It’s amazing how much more effective a picture can be. I wasn’t all that interested in this recipe when you mentioned it before, but it surely looks good in this picture. I may have to try it sometime, complete with the baked sweet potato on your plate but minus your Hubby’s Miller Lite and his baked white potato. 😉

  3. Sandra says:

    it Hilary — I’m so glad that least one other person hadn’t thought of this! Thank you. 🙂

    Linda — The one thing I would say is that after I took it out of the oven I did brown it a little bit on top of the stove. This method of cooking chicken does not brown it AT ALL. And, of course, that doesn’t matter when you’re putting it in something like a salad. But when we are eating it like this, I prefer it brown.

    As you can tell, taking this picture was a spur of the moment decision, so I didn’t think about what was in the background. I should have at least moved the butter and Hubby’s Miller Lite, but I guess they just “keep it real”.

    When I enlarged it, as you must have, I realized that it is even an “action” shot — I see I caught Hubby mid-potato cutting up.

  4. Sandra says:

    Comment from Janet Poitras Ettensohn via Facebook:

    Nice idea. I have a small sleeve that fits over the iron skillet handle. I watch, so I don’t set it on fire. (electric stove; seems safe) It’s a good day in the kitchen if the smoke alarm doesn’t go off.

  5. Linda says:

    My response to Janet: If the smoke alarm doesn’t go off, how do you know when the meal is done? 😉

  6. Sandra says:

    You two ought to take that routine on the road! 🙂

  7. Sandra says:

    That really is nifty, Beth. But as little as I use one, I might as well put that oven mitt to some use. 🙂

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