|Loch Ness soup spoons! Love it!|
and don't need it... but really cute
I don't know about you, but I'm in the kitchen a lot. And I've learned over the years that I like to keep things that I use almost daily close at hand. So you might consider my kitchen 'cluttered' as the countertops are not clear... my pots are hanging over the counter easy to reach... and baskets hold containers of wooden spoons, spatulas, etc.
But what I wanted to talk about today is a few of my favorite kitchen items. Some of these were given to me, some I bought... but all are things that I use constantly and am grateful to have them.
Today I will mention just 4:
Garlic Smasher. This is my most used item ever since it was given to me by a friend a while ago. We use garlic in almost everything and this little gadget smashes it easily.
And this is a new garlic smasher called Gracula... and believe it or not, it works great. It was also a gift from a friend recently and I used it for the first time this weekend. Works well... and so cute!
This is an egg ring... although it was originally bought for pancakes, it works for both. Makes the best perfectly formed fried eggs... (just do remember to spray the inside of the ring before using). We use this a lot.
and lastly (for now anyway)...
Long tongs. This item probably everyone has... but I didn't... for ages I just used a fork or a spatula to turn things over, etc. But after we got the toaster/oven air fryer, it became a necessity.... sometimes having to turn things over in the middle of cooking. I love this gadget as it does help me avoid burns... especially in the Aga.
So, this is my exciting post for the day. Am I being sarcastic? (Yes... and granddaughter is learning sarcasm lately. She's 10. I have to say, "Really??" a lot these days, and she laughs and says, "No, Grandma, not really".)
Oh, one more pic... this is a gadget I saw on Pinterest that I probably need. I love corn on the cob, but my grandson doesn't like it 'on the cob'... so I cut it off with a knife for him. This looks like it would work well.
|corn cob scraper|
What about you? Any favorite gadgets? Think this corn cob scraper would work on all corn cobs?... some are thicker than others, so I'm not so sure.
Well, it's Friday already. DH and I did go to the Senior Center yesterday... just to walk and sign up for a one-time class (Fitness and Weight room orientation). We did meet 2 people this time - Jennifer who works at the front desk and is kind enough to answer questions... and John, another senior who was commenting to us as we did our laps around. And they were serving 'Baked Potato with pulled pork' at the Cafe. It must be very popular as the line was really long (and I have to say that it did look and smell good). We didn't stay to eat though as we had some errands to run.
And that's it! Have a wonderful weekend! I've heard people say on their blogs that "Fall is in the air", but I haven't seen any evidence of it here yet...