Tell us about yourself!
Instead of connecting a mouse and keyboard why don't you just setup a remote desktop on the RPi and connect to it over the network? (https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-78170/l/connecting-to-a-remote-desktop-on-the-raspberry-pi)
Inexpensive garage lights from LED strips
You have a deep fryer so why don't you deep fry the bacon instead of baking it?