For those of you who do a lot of canning and preserving you understand that you sometimes spend hours upon hours working in the kitchen. It's enjoyable work but at a certain point I get tired of the silence. Sometimes I like to listen to the radio, other times I like to listen to the TV.
We had an under the counter TV/DVD/radio combo but in broke. With canning season upon us we decided to get a new one. It's fun to pop in an old favorite DVD while canning jars upon jars of jams, green beans or peaches.
I have to say it's handy to have at other times too. I can watch the news while making dinner. Or during Christmas nothing gets me in the spirit quite like making cookies while watching a classic Christmas movie.
Some purists are probably rolling their eyes at me right now thinking it
is so sad I can't enjoy the activity on it's own or use the time to be
quiet and think. And I get it, I like quiet time. I can fully appreciate the simple things in life. But after a couple
of hours of peeling and slicing peaches in silence I like a little bit of entertainment. Sure someone might accuse me of being addicted to TV, needing to dull my brain with senseless entertainment. And I might just be inclined to agree with them. But then again I would have to wonder aren't they glued to their computer screen right now reading this?