Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tools of my Trade
It seems that there is always something missing from my cooking arsenal. I recently asked for an electric griddle so I could make more than one pancake or one grilled cheese at a time. What I have is simple and functional. As inexpensive as I can get and still be quality. I don't use fancy platters or serving trays. I don't have any cake stands. Though I do have a cake carrier (actually, I have two...). The items I have are more for creating than displaying. With seven people to feed, I have a lot of creating to do on a daily basis. Add into that the things I make from scratch and my tools overreach their cabinet confinement.
Now, I have the added task of figuring out what to take with us up to the shabin for when we stay overnight. I'm going to be pulling things out of what I already have to leave up there. I'm starting out with two boxes; one for shabin, one for donations. Ideally, I want to get away from using plastic storage containers and kid sized stuff in our main house. It takes up a lot of room and has little value, though there are pieces I need to hold onto for a while more.
I can't sit in the kitchen all day long sorting out every piece of everything I own so today will be a quick once over to get the basics, start creating my list of what we don't have for the shabin and hopefully organizing things a bit so what I do keep will be easier to access.
I'm sure Max will help.