Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gadget not gidget

My only problem with slow cooker cooking is it fills the house with delicious smells hours and hours before you can eat. In the grand scheme, this hardly cracks the torture scale, but it does make me hungry all day long.

I'm making Skinny Slow Cooked Pernil again -- shredded pork that's been marinated in citrus juices and garlic. It's been cooking for a couple of hours, only 6ish to go.

As you might guess from the last few posts, food's been on my mind lately and, as a corollary, kitchen gadgets. For example, if I could only choose X gadgets to use the rest of my life, what would they be?

This is what unemployed people who talk to their cats ask themselves. Especially ones who are a teensy bit hungover.

My number one kitchen gadget is a dishwasher. After I moved out of my parents' house, I didn't have a dishwasher for 10 years. I call those years the dark times.

My rice cooker ranks up there, too. I could live without it, sure, but I'm not sure I want to live in a world without its magnificent brown rice.

I already mentioned the slow cooker. Oh, and a good knife or two. My first good knife was a revelation, but that's not really a gadget though. Not unless you stick a motor on it.

Basically if I can set it and forget it, I never want to let it go.


AZGypsie said...

OMG, Girl, do not even think of separating me from my kitchen gadgets! I am a kitchen gadget whore, love them all, and now need a kitchen big enough for all the crap I have accumulated and the things yet to come.

Christy said...

I can relate to the space issue. Let's pretend no one can see the pizza baking stone that's been sitting on the dining room table for a month because I'm out of space in the cupboard. Or the stand up mixer I hide upstairs now. That reminds me, I need to go find a place for the food processor ...