Pardon my absence but I’ve been making out with my kitchen gadgets.
I missed them.
And did you know that you forget about what clothes you left behind when you live out of a suitcase for two months? It’s like coming home to a whole new wardrobe of stuff you’d actually buy for yourself. (Well, because you did, but that’s not the point.)
And I haven’t had to put lotion on in four days. No more squiggling around on the carpet or against sharp corners trying to soothe the itch that is caused by the desert in winter, or summer. Or spring or fall for that matter. I hate being itchy.
Strike #82 against Utah.
I also forgot what it was like to grocery shop for yourself. For now it’s fun, haven’t done it in a while. But I’ll be back to swearing about it shortly.
Back to my kitchen gadgets.
I may have a dumpy kitchen but it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? I am pleased to say that I would have no shame in letting Alton Brown cook in my kitchen. I am that well equipped.
For example I have five thermometers.
And I love and use every single one of them.
I also use my digital scale all. the. time.
This little trio of love and stainless steel helped me make car cakes today.
And the moosh and her little blond friend handled decor.
(In case you go thinking I’m some sort of wondermom who has CRAFTS! and SUPERDUPERTREATS! at my play-dates and that I’m only trying to make you feel inadequate, you’d be wrong. I just got a new cake pan and wanted to use it, that’s all.)
Because of my love for my kitchen and all things gadget my parents lovingly hand over gift cards during all gift giving seasons to aid in my
addiction collection. The latest gift card came from Grandma Flower and Grandpa Fish to Williams-Sonoma.
Williams-Sonoma is akin to porn for me.
I came home with a Microplane grater to match my Microplane zester.
If you’ve never used a Microplane…well…then you’ve never grated something like God meant you to grate.
And the REALLY big deal?
Something finally joined my kitchen family that I have been WAITING for. Something I have wished for and coveted for years. (And here is where you get a glimpse into what a seething dork I am for all things culinary.)
Ladies and gentlemen, meet my 6 3/4 qt. Le Creuset Dutch Oven in Kiwi.
She makes me so happy. Oh, the roasts we’ll braise together.
If you don’t frequent kitchen stores then you’ve probably got a big glowing question mark above your head as to why I’m excited about a $295 pan. First of all, it is not a pan. It is a dutch oven, an enameled cast iron dutch oven. And I didn’t even come close to paying $295. I didn’t even pay half that.
I am a kitchen store bargain magnet.
Which adds to my excitement.
To add to the sad pathetic nature of my love for inanimate kitchen objects even more, this isn’t even half of my most beloved of kitchen items.
So here’s what I want to know, do any of you have a priceless piece of metal, plastic, steel, silicone or wood that you couldn’t bear to cook without?
Because I have about three dozen.
And I want to make sure I’m not missing any.