You thought I was done listing favorite things in my kitchen? I have a lot of love to go around. Here are a few more favorites:
-Corningware and serving dishes. I host a lot more than I used to, because it’s easier for me to cook than explain my allergies to friends sometimes. I also like to bring food other places sometimes (so that I know there is something safe to eat), so the kinds that come with lids are my favorites.
-TUPPERWARE. I eat leftovers for lunch every day, and I freeze my own barbeque sauce and ketchup. When there isn’t an abundance of spare Tupperware around, I feel sad. (I’ve also been known to adopt Tupperware from friends and family… but when I do remember to return it, I try to follow the Golden Rule of Tupperware – you never return it empty. This sometimes delays the return).
-My really big pot. It’s exciting to cook something in a really big pot. Makes me feel even more legitimate in my cooking endeavors than my cast iron skillet.
-My mandoline. I make a lot of homemade snacks, and this baby makes all my chips a real possibility. And my cheesy kale potato gratin (really, “SLI’s Potato Kale Gratin”). Only warning: if you’re watching the Macy’s Day parade while mandolining your potatoes for Thanksgiving-potato-gratin, you should keep your eyes on your thumbs from time to time, or you may be wearing a new Bandaid on your thumb to dinner, and your dad will get you an durable cut-proof glove for Christmas.
Things I don’t have yet but may be my favorite someday:
-A pasta maker. Homemade pasta is really fun! (See “Ugly Ravioli”).
-A tortilla press. I’ve started making my own tortillas, and this just seems like a good idea.
-An ice cream maker. Someday I’ll have a really big kitchen that can fit this. Not that I need another venue for eating ice cream…
-A Kitchenaid mixer. Again, with the dreams of a big kitchen.
-And… a big kitchen.
What are your favorites?