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Kitchen Metric

So I just made one of those mental metric mistakes.

I know that 1 kilo is equal to 2.2 pounds.

How do I know this? 21 Jump Street. (I can still hear Officer Hanson saying “Two point Two pounds” in my head.)

On my way home from the office, I thought I’d make a simple gumbo out of a package I bought in New Orleans. As I vaguely recalled, it needed 2 pounds of chicken. So I hopped on over to the store, bought about a kilo of Chicken, came home, read the directions and thought to myself, “Damn! I need another pound of chicken.”

So I decided to make this Redi-Mix Jambalaya that I bought while in New Orleans. It called for 8 ounces of chicken. After carving up two-thirds of the chicken and dumping it in the pot, it suddenly occurred to me that I had way too much chicken in the pot and the metric math came flooding back to me.

I hope it tastes good. It’s still cooking.

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