Mom has an idea
I was reading Smitten Kitchen’s excellent and thorough post on baking bread this morning, in which she mentions taking a temperature reading to determine if the bread is done. Coincidentally, I happen to have ordered a new digital thermometer just last night, from Omega.com at a very reasonable price, and I was thinking today that it would be handy to have a magnetized list of the temperatures at which foods are done, like the flat, rectangular refrigerator magnets given away by businesses that have their phone numbers and other information on them.
This magnet I’m talking about could include temperatures for candy, meats, liquids (I’m thinking about my short career as a barista and how we heated the milk for lattes and cappuccinos to a certain temperature), and of course bread. I would stick it to my stove hood so it would be accessible whenever I needed to consult it. If any readers have ever seen anything like this in a kitchen supply store, let me know. I’m also wondering if I could make one myself, somehow. Hmm, a project for a rainy day.