Tuesday

Patented




My ingenious way of cooling hot chicken strips for the toddler in the car.

You are welcome.

70 comments:

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You gotta do what you gotta do...LOVE. IT!!!

Monica@Dailydwelling said...

Oh, my goodness, that's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time! It's so funny what we moms can come up with!

{i}Post said...

Any suggestions on warming up a big mac? :0)

AmyG said...

LOL, Funny!

marky said...

Ingenius! Indeed!

Tanya said...

Patented?? I've been doing that with French fries for years! :) Great minds think alike.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

What if a bug lands on it? Is that like seasoning??

Hallie :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I don't have kids at home anymore, but that idea works for just about anything that is too hot while you are driving down the road. Did it with fries the other day. Love it. Jackie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Forgot to say love the fall decor. I am getting ready to amongst preparing for this yard sale. Thanks for the reminder about the Inspired Room. Couldn't remember who was doing that. Jackie

The Source said...

Now THAT'S a good idea! We use the AC on high to keep our ice cream from melting to quickly!

Jessica D. said...

A True mother...quick thining.

cakescraps said...

yep...I've done the same thing! True mom right there!

Along those same lines...you know where the best place to keep your little sleeve of fries in the car is? The little 'pocket' where the door handle is...the perfect size!

P.S. He loves you... said...

No I've already "patent" that...LOL!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

On the floor, I am on the floor and my three year old is asking why are you laughing SO loud mommy?

jen said...

Fan.tas.tic. I love it!

I think I'll make my kids eat fast food today just so I can try this new trick. I can't wait to see the look on my husband's face!

Rachel said...

LOL -- that's what I do everytime we're eating in the car. My husband thinks I'm nuts. VERY glad to see I'm not alone.

Annette said...

Been there, done that! Have never taken a picture though! TOO FUNNY!

Mandi said...

LOL! Glad to see I'm not the only one who does something like this!! Hilarious!!

Bella Casa said...

That's so smart, why didn't I think of that? lol ;)

Bella :)

Amber (Bringing Good Home) said...

LOL

ROFL!!

ROFLMBO!!!!

I've held them in front of the a/c vent before, but never thought to stick them in. INGENIOUS! =P

Heather said...

I couldn't stop laughing! My husband thinks I am crazy for doing this!

Debbie said...

This is great. And I didn't even know this was a cooking blog.

BecauseImTheMommy said...

Absolutely INGENIOUS! How come I never thought of that? ROFLOL

Jennifer (Niffer) said...

you. seriously. rock.

Lisa J said...

I laughed right out loud when I saw this, but think I should be saying "oh yuck!" think of the grease stain left on the car!!! Oh I mean the gross stuff that might come out of the vent and get on the food. You are just too funny and I love how you start my day! Thanks!

Valarie said...

That must be what Little Logan was doing when he crammed a corn dog in the vents in the back of my car!! Its all so clear now. :)

Jennie said...

Further proof that you are a genius!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I've never actually lodged them in the vent...Girl, you are brilliant!

Pregnantly Plump said...

Did you do the free chicken strips at Chick Fil A yesterday? We did too!

Tree Climbing Mom said...

I love it! I'm so stealing the idea because I'm tired of burning my fingers on McNuggets. Let us know if you design a contraption for cooling fries!

Stefani said...

I am SO showing this to my husband! You are not alone in the craziness! I usually just hold them up there to cool off, but actually sticking them in the vents is awesome! Hubby makes fun of me every time he sees me do this, but I think he's just jealous that he didn't think of it first! :)

Luke said...

Brilliant!

~Luke

The Bowman Family said...

I like it.

Joan said...

Reminds me of the time I tried to heat up a Hot Pocket with the heater, lol.
Have a great day!

Nancy M. said...

I have totally done that!

Karen said...

Our air conditioning was on the fritz. I held my son's burger out the open window for a few minutes. Same results.

Happy Mommy said...

You could warm food in the winter that way too.

LifeatTheCircus said...

These looks a lot like chick-fil-a chicken strips...am I correct? Did you by chance get them free yesterday? We have a pic posted yesterday of us enjoying our free Chick-fil-A chicken strips.

Love this idea and will def have to give it a try.

BTW I am sipping some sweet tea right now... two days in a row I've gotten it and I think I may have a new addiction!!! :-) I know you understand.

Nancy said...

HAHAHAH! That's awesome.

And bonus, you get a lovely smell (that may make you hungry) every time you turn the AC on for a few days ;)

AGSoccerMom said...

too funny, I'll know it's you if we see your antenna that looks like a kabob.

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

Absolutley LOVE IT!!!!!

Joy said...

Hubby and I are LOL!!!!!!!!!

D... said...

LOL! And that works year round in Texas!

Lynn said...

Love it! I especially love that you took the time to get a picture of it for us to enjoy. You are a true blogger!

Rachel said...

LOL!! That's how we do it too ;-)

The Fritz Facts said...

I used to do that for Boo. I still put her hot hot food in the freezer sometimes. It is just easier then her blowing food everywhere.

journey2learn said...

Classic!

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

All together now, "the mother of invention is necessity." LOVE it!

Tammy said...

Drats, I guess I should have patented it first?! ;-)

After all we are the mothers of invention!

Beachy Mimi said...

Hilarious! Whatever works.

happyathome said...

With the price of gas...that could be pretty expensive!!!! Very funny....

Angie said...

I love it! ang

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, you are a GENIUS!

RR Mama said...

I remember putting french fries in our A/C vents to cool them down for our oldest. So funny that some one else does the same thing.

Lipstick said...

Love it!!!!

not-so domestic goddess said...

Ha! Love it!! Sure beats holding them up in front of the vent like I used to do.

Dawn said...

Keeps ya from burning your fingers! Ha. Loved it!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That is hysterical.

Cuddle Cottage said...

Ah, thank you - no more scorched fingers as mommy shreds the chickie strips in an attempt to cool them:)

Lauren said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Mom2my9 said...

You are too cute, Kristen!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

You are hilarious!!

~ANG said...

That is freakin' hilarious! My husband would start twitching if he saw me do that...but it is quite ingenious.

Tina said...

That is absolutely HYSTERICAL! I'm gonna remeber that one for sure! I just started reading your blog and I am enjoying it sooooo much. You crack me up!

Janis said...

Do it with fries all the time...can't tell you the number of fries that are "hiding" behind the dash! Pity the poor guy or gal that ever has to remove it! :)

Janis

nicole said...

I have done this! So funny...

Dee said...

was the car in motion? I would have just stuck it out the window?

Amy said...

I just stumbled on your blog today, I will be back. I cracked up when I saw this picture! That is how I cooled my son's (who is now 13!) chicken nuggets and french fries when he was little!!

Amanda said...

Okay, that's it, with ingeniuos inventions like the chicken cooler, I'm going to have to add you to my list of favorites.

Holly Jahangiri said...

ROFL!! That's too funny. I just blew on 'em.