Cooking has always been something I’ve enjoyed. When I think of the money we save by eating three meals a day at home pretty much every day, I know we’re saving money so I don’t mind being extravagant every now and then with the kitchen gadgets I buy. I rarely buy clothes, never have manicures/pedicures, my car is 11 years old so buying kitchen gadgets is about my only vice . . unless you count yarn and fabric and sewing items! But for the purposes of this blog post, we’re not counting yarn and fabric and sewing items. Everyone in agreement with that?
And, when I buy something, I’ve usually thought it out and know I’ll seriously use it. I really don’t like buying things I think I can’t live without and then not using them. Vince is saying that about my loom now but I just haven’t had the time to set it up and use it. I want to . . and I will, but just can’t right now.
You saw the new canner that I’m so ready to use. Another thing I bought this week was a juicer. My buddy, Judy, was talking about juicing and I said . . hey . . I want a juicer so it’s all her fault. You know . . someone else is always to blame for my actions! But really, who wouldn’t want something this shiny and cool!
Years and years ago we had one and used it quite a bit. Not sure what happened to it . . could be in a box somewhere but I do believe it’s been at least 10 or 12 years since I saw it. This new one is fantastic. Last night we had juice made from carrots, celery, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, cucumber, apples and pears. It’s about the same thing tonight but I don’t have any cucumbers and I’m adding a small piece of ginger.
Here are some discussion questions (and yes, someone will win a gift certificate later tonight).
Number Has Been Drawn – A Winner Has Been Chosen!
- What is one kitchen gadget, large or small, that you don’t have and would love to have. (Sorry but the gift certificate isn’t going to be large enough for you to buy it on me!)
- Why don’t you buy it? If it costs too much, are you sure you can’t make up the cost by the savings in using it. Tomorrow or Sunday, I’m going to post an interesting story about my meat grinder.
- Where do you get ideas for kitchen gadgets you might want?