Monday, June 4, 2007

Gadgets and Appliances

FavoriteBoy and I spent Saturday afternoon at the mall hanging out with Cara and Gregg. We all lusted our way through Williams-Sonoma one item at a time. Notable desirable items included the Vegetable Chop and Measure (useful), a cute beehive-shaped honey drizzle stick (cute), and an egg poacher (clever). Mmm. The world is full of kitchen gadgets I never knew I needed. Like a citrus zester, which would save me from messy-ing my whole four-sided grater each time I need a bit of lemon zest. Or like a mandoline, which I never knew existed until I became obsessed with SmittenKitchen.

And then there are the things I've long known I need, like a non-stick skillet to go with my set of KitchenAid 5-ply stainless pots and pans. I have a beautiful shiny 10" skillet, but it is becoming harder and harder to maintain the shiny-ness with the passing of each grilled-cheese sandwich and fried egg I prepare for FavoriteBoy. Sigh. I guess there might be something to this non-stick thing after all?

Remarkably, FavoriteBoy and I made it in and out of Williams-Sonoma without buying a single thing. After a stop at the Apple store to look at iPod nanos, we made our way to Sears. Oh, Sears, I love you. You make me want to buy a house and get all new appliances immediately! Like a refrigerator with five shelves and multiple drawers, oh my! A freezer with space for ice cube trays! And just as we were getting ready to go, FavoriteBoy saw it: a chest freezer on an amazing sale. We're both so sick of trying to cram things into our tiny, tiny freezer that we decided to buy it. It can help us save money in the end, because with freezer space we'll be better able to buy meats and things on sale and freeze them for later instead of buying them just when we need them.

I'm pretending that FavoriteBoy bought it for me because he loves me, but deep inside I know the truth: he bought it for himself because he loves frozen pizzas and buffalo chicken tenders.


  1. That sounds like fun :) There are so many neat things for the kitchen! And I'm so glad you got a new freezer, how helpful that will be!

  2. heehee, Amber, I'm sure our freezer will be filled halfway with frozen fruits and vegetables and meats, and the other half with pizzas and buffalo chicken. And probably some ice cream in there, too. :) But preferrably homeade!!