Baking utensils are my dream come true. Like when a man steps into a hardware store, their eyes glaze over and a silly grin spreads across their face. That’s me at any kitchen center advertising cooking utensils.
When it comes to baking I have been known to make my own pans out of foil, alter a 9″ x 13″ to be a 9″x 9″, or turn a casserole dish into a round pan. One of my most common is the pie dish. For some odd reason my daughter gave my one and only pie dish to her friend and never got it back. I had no other choice than to create my own out of foil until I could get to the store and buy a new one. Everything turned out fine, it may not have looked fine every time, but it all tasted the same.
For the past couple of years I’ve had my eye on a mixer. Besides turning your kitchen into a true chef’s office, a mixer would free up my hands to work on other things like starting the frosting or what have you. I think I’m going to have to gift one to myself because as I mentioned I’ve been eyeing one for two years and it still hasn’t shown up in my kitchen. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, right? I’m looking at this little sweetheart…
This bad boy is a Kitchenaide a brand name I trust. It slides in just under $300. Isn’t it gorgeous?
So why am I telling you all this? Because I’m torn! I’m truly torn between this gorgeous mixer and……..a meat slicer!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meat slicer? I’m the one standing over the dinner left overs slicing up the left over meat bare handed. The pieces come out haphazard to say the least! My family doesn’t like processed meat in the deli that is prepackaged, so the leftover turkey, ham or roast is the perfect time to cut some lunch meat. But dang I’m tired of slicing up a mess. I don’t want to live on the cheap side of the kitchen, but this beast comes in under $100! As a matter of fact it’s just over $50! Now isn’t that a steal? I wouldn’t feel right buying both at the same time.
I have been drooling over the mixer and slicer for a long time, but if I thought about it, it would be more prudent to buy what I need. But I’m tired of buying what we need all the time. I want to let my hair down and make a purchase off the cuff!
Need is always going to be there right? The kids need shoes, they need notebooks for school, the car needs gas, everyone needs this and needs that, there’s always going to be need.
What I need and what I want are in the same basket. I want the mixer and slicer, what I need is baking pans. Oh, boy, do I. This new oven I’m baking in burns the bottom of everything put into it! I can salvage the item by ripping it out of the pan, thus leaving the burnt part still in the pan, but it tastes burnt even if you can’t see it (because I tossed it).
Look at these jewels! Aren’t they awesome! Nonstick surface, rubber grips so you don’t burn your hand and just around $30, unbelievable. I need to save my reputation with pans like these after what happened the other day.
A friend was over for dinner the other night. As we were chatting I went to the kitchen to check how dinner was coming along. While we were in the kitchen to my horror, the buzzer went off for the cornbread in the oven. I KNEW it was going to be burned on the bottom and I didn’t want him to see it. I used one of my better pans so I hoped upon all hope that the burn wouldn’t be bad, or bad enough for him to notice. Well, you know it, it was horrible! I could only remove the top 1/2″ of the cornbread from the pan with effort. My guest stood there watching me with amusement as I tore away at the cornbread that I would soon be placing on the dinner table for all to enjoy. I was mortified, he was amused.
It wouldn’t be appropriate to go buy all these items at once…would it? Maybe I’ll get one this week, another next week and then the week after. That’s an idea that might work! So torn!
(All photo’s link to the Amazon product I’ve been interested in.)