The Frying Pan King

5 Mar

The Squire has a fetish. It sometimes seems as if every time that man sees a frying pan in the store he buys it. We had two sets on non-stick pans, and he came home the other day with yet another set.

He started out innocently enough with darker set in the back, which he bought at Aldi’s. Then after a few months, he stopped at some specialty shop and bought the light colored set. (Yes, Virginia, there is a smaller skillet, but it seems to be MIA right now. ) His most recent purchase is the black set. He claims the non-stick factor stops working, and he needs a new pan. I take comfort in the fact that he could have a lot worse habits, and since he does the bulk of the cooking, I really can’t complain.

Recently, he was bemoaning the fact that none of these have oven-proof handles, so he can’t make a proper frittata. He had that faraway look that usually presages a shopping trip, so I reminded him was already have skillets that will do exactly what he wants to do.


We have three different sizes of cast iron skillets under the cooktop.

5 Responses to “The Frying Pan King”

  1. tiggerlyss March 5, 2021 at 2:45 pm #

    So did that knowledge end the shopping fit? In my house, those cast iron skillets somehow are inadequate.

    • thisendoftheswamp March 5, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

      Well, so far, so good. We’ll just have to wait and see how long he can abstain. The Bed, Bath and Beyond near us has closed, so maybe that will slow him down a bit.

  2. Garfield Hug March 5, 2021 at 3:33 pm #

    Nice hobby Squire has. Better than buying man tools😉🤭

    • thisendoftheswamp March 5, 2021 at 4:44 pm #

      He’s always enjoyed cooking, so I supposed you could call these man-tools. He’s made breakfast since he retired in ’99, and because I am working fulltime – even if it is from home it still ties me down – he’s been doing almost all our meals. It could be worse – a LOT worse!

      • Garfield Hug March 6, 2021 at 4:07 am #

        He is a keeper – Squire does make self useful as a retiree! Lucky you!

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