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mamanan
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   Posted 12/30/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! My dh spoiled me, but he had a theme going this year, lol. I got nice flannel PJ's with the softest micro fleece socks you could imagine. A heavy zipped sweater lined in fleece, and an electric blanket. Yes, he has noticed I can not get warm some days :P

Anyway, we are all mostly much more sensitive to cold. My hands ache and throb so much if I have to touch anything icy. I don't separate the meat we buy in bulk anymore, I leave that to dh. Ds has inherited the chore of putting out the small garbage bags to the outside container. But tonight I was making hamburgers, and OMG! I didn't think I was going to be able to finish, or ever move my fingers again. One more thing that I used to take for granted that has become difficult.

So... is there a way around this? What do you do when you have to handle cold food? Any brilliant idea that I'm missing? Maybe I could cook the meat first then make the patties? lol
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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/30/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I have cold sensitivities.  When I made hamburger patties, my hands would ache so badly.  Then I just left the water in the sink running slowly and it was quite warm.  I'd make a patty and then warm my hands under the faucet before I made another one.  I suppose I could have just put warm water in the sink or in a bowl.  But this did make the chore manageable.
 
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K9
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   Posted 12/30/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
We make raw dog food mixture every month and I couldn't do it anymore either. Last time I put on two gloves per hand (medical gloves I bought in a box). They're non-latex, not that it matters to me.
Next time I thought I'd actually put on rubber gloves (the thick kitchen ones). Maybe you could save a pair just for food (as opposed to the ones I use to clean cat boxes...lol)
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tyno3
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   Posted 12/30/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   

YTin cotton gloves, like ladies wear to bed with well creamed hands to keep them soft. Drugstore manicure section likely. Plastic surgical gloves over top. I have both hot and cold sensitivities, double/triple layers then when I have to come inside for soomething and I cannot stand all the clothing, off come the layers. I swear I spend two hours a day adjusting.

I'm sensitive to both heat and cold. very inconvient. Have to do layers of everything. Like two pairs of soocks,two sweaters, jacket, winter glov


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Statgeek
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   Posted 12/30/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you can just warm up the food a bit before working with it.
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QTKaren
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   Posted 12/30/2008 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats what I do Sue. I bring the hamburger up to room temp in the micro wave by using the defrost setting till the meat is just barely cool. Its a good idea to do this with say pork chops and steak also before cooking and it will cook at a nice even temp all the way through the meat so the outside doesnt cook way faster then the inside. They do this on the food network.
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