Should I buy this air fryer?

May 16, 2020


Cuisinart Air Fryer
Cuisinart Air fryer, Convection Toaster Oven

Thanks for checking on me — all who noticed I didn’t have a column in this week’s paper. I needed take a week off to take care of some family things.

I’ve been thinking about getting an Air Fryer because to fry foods without using oil must be God’s best gift to the South since air-conditioning. Either that, or hot-rollers.

Air Fryer ideas from Cooking Light
From Cooking Light — “55 Air Fryer recipes you need to try.”

I didn’t like my Instapot at all, but I love my Crockpot. So, I’m not really sure if I’d like an Air Fryer. The Cuisinart Air Fryer in the photo above is the model I’m considering. I like that it’s also a convection and toaster oven. Do any of you have any suggestions? Does using your Air Fryer make you feel healthier? I’m thinking I can eat fried cheese every day now with ZERO calories, right? Click on the link with the shrimp photo for Cooking Light’s list of “55 Air Fryer recipes you need to try.” They look so delicious!

Clarity Blue Dianella

This photo of my Clarity Blue Dianella got a lot of attention on my Instagram account. It’s so unusual and has bright purple berries in the Spring. It’s from the Southern Living Plant Collection and the ornamental plant usually looks like the top of a pineapple.

Clarity Blue Dianella

This is what the entire plant looks like. That’s my Lion standing guard against the virus. He also wears bunny ears at Easter. When we moved into this house, Bob said, “We’re getting rid of those lions, right?” “You’ve got to be kidding!” I told him. “They look like the Phi Mu lions from college.” They stayed. My old lady alumnae sorority friends come over and we sing songs to them while holding candles.

Oyster Po' Boy from Tamara's Downtown Restaurant in Fairhope, Alabama.

And speaking of an Air Fryer, this is what I’d want to duplicate. It’s an oyster po’ boy from Tamara’s Downtown Restaurant in Fairhope. I’ve been dreaming about this sandwich since I’ve been locked away in the castle. I finally ventured out for a real restaurant lunch, and it was even more delicious than I remembered. The employees were so respectful, spreading out the tables, cleaning like crazy and wearing masks. I know masks are bothersome, but it’s so nice to protect people who may need extra consideration.

Our church is meeting for the first time in months this Sunday, so I’m excited to get out and see everyone, even though we’ll be spread out into two buildings and wearing masks. It will be wonderful to be together again.

Thanks for the tips if you’ve used an air fryer. I hope you are all well and doing fun things, and I’ll be back in the paper next week.

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