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Cooking With the Computer

I like to keep a lot of my recipes on the computer instead of printing them all out. I used to walk back and forth between the kitchen and the schoolroom where the computer was to check recipes. Now that I have my laptop, I put it on the table. That makes it very convenient.

Cooking with the Computer

But then I discovered another problem. Using the computer with sticky or flour covered hands. I came up with a solution.

I covered the keyboard with plastic wrap while I was cooking. I can scroll down to read the recipe, and stop and re-start a video. Like in this picture, where my daughter was watching a video on braiding bread while following along.

We can follow along, without getting flour in the keyboard. When we’re done, we just roll up the plastic wrap, and throw it away.

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  1. Oooh, nice! :)

    I recognize that challah braiding video!!! 😀

  2. Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead says:

    What a smart idea! I also cook with my laptop quite a bit but had to constantly wash my hands. This makes so much sense! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Joyful Mother says:

    Brilliant idea!

  4. Molly Green says:

    This is ingenious!

  5. Susieqtpies says:

    great idea… i should just keep my in plastic wrap…i spilled 1 tsp of coffee on my not even a year old laptop and it fried the mouse and keyboard. arugh! lol I do cook with my computer in the kitchen. I love digital recipes.

  6. Thank you for the tip! I will definitely be using this…beginning immediately. :)

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