A Sustainable Scrubby Solution

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I swear this is NOT turing into a foodie blog, but you never know when inspiration is going to strike. In this case, it happened in my kitchen. :)

After my recent culinary disaster, I decided to cook a super-delish Sunday dinner for me & the fella. I settled on Coq Au Vin. This classic from Mastering the Art of French Cooking is simply THE best way to prepare chicken that I have ever discovered.

One of the ingredients, other than chicken, cognac, mushrooms, carrots, and wine (hence the vin), are these little guys:

If this was a food blog, this would be the part where I tell you to blanche pearl onions before trying to peel them, because they practically peel themselves. But of course, this is NOT a food blog.
If this was a food blog, this would be the part where I tell you to blanch pearl onions before trying to peel them, because they practically peel themselves. But of course, this is NOT a food blog.

As I began cooking, I was filled with increasing dread at the amount of dishes I would have to wash later. Especially when I noticed the condition of my scrubby thing.

Ew.
Ew.

Wait a sec…this looks vaguely familiar…

Do you see where I'm going here?
Do you see where I’m going here?

Those plastic onion fishnets were about to start a new life!

I folded each of them inside each other, and ended up with this!

A side-by side comparison
A side-by side comparison

My Coq Au Vin turned out wonderfully.

Comfort food!
Comfort food!
Served with herbed potatoes steamed in butter. Mmmmmnnn...butter.
Served with herbed potatoes steamed in butter. Mmmmmnnn…butter.

And thanks to my new scrubbies, cleanup was a breeze!

It did the trick!
It did the trick!
Mrrrrph...ppphhhhhrmpth!
Mrrrrph…ppphhhhhrmpth!
MUCH cleaner!
MUCH cleaner!

I’m quite happy with this sustainable solution to my scrubby situation.

And I promise to get back to fashion tomorrow. :)

Cheers!

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