Because I am such a helpful guy, I pointed out that paper towels cost money and that was not the most economical way to separate the meat from the grease.
Mrs ERJ asked me if I had priced out heart stents lately. I had to admit that I had not. Having access to the internet, I looked it up.
A typical cost for a single heart stent inserted via an operation runs in the neighborhood of $30,000.
Coronary stents do not improve the long-term survival rates of heart patients
Rather, they provide relief and reduce the need for more intrusive measures until later in the disease's progression.
What is needed is to halt or reverse the atherosclerotic process entirely and that cannot be done by a small mechanical device.
In other words, Mrs ERJ draining the grease, even if at the cost of two paper towels is more beneficial, in the long run, than a $30,000 procedure.
Once again, I bow my head to Mrs ERJ's wisdom.
PS, it was ground turkey.