I love cooking with a cast iron skillet.
Well… when I cook, that is. *ahem*
I think it’s the Texas girl in me that remembers my mom baking cornbread in cast iron that does it. You just can’t beat cornbread in cast iron, baby!
So while I was home for Thanksgiving this Fall, I cooked several things in my cast iron combo cooker. One being my Lazy Texas Sheet Cake. And while I was using the cast iron, my mom mentioned that I needed a custom oven mitt that can go over the handle of the pan since it conducts heat and gets really hot.
I told her that the cast iron companies make the type of mitts she was talking about, but she was bound and determined to come up with a cheaper (and cuter) alternative.
So, long after I left Texas to come back to dreary, sunless Northwest Ohio (can you tell I’m ready for winter to be over?), she hustled off to Walmarts (where else do Southern people shop?) to hunt down a cute washcloth and promptly took it home to sew it into a mitt for my skillet! Then she mailed it to me a couple of months ago and, uh… I’ve been meaning to blog about it ever since.
Isn’t it the cutest?
It totally brightened up my dreary, sunless winter! She also made me a hot pad that can be used as a mitt as well.
I absolutely love it, and it was way cheaper than buying the ones cast iron companies sell! And TOTAL BONUS, it seriously was so easy even a lazy mom can do it! I know this because my mom did it, and well, I get my lazy mom tendencies from her side of the family, remember?
Just purchase a washcloth, fold it to where it makes a long pocket and sew it up the side!
It also fits perfectly on my stainless steel pots and pans!
I just wuv it.
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