Monday, January 6, 2014

Go, go gadget Kitchen!

Let's play a game.  How many kitchen conveniences or "gadgets" can I play with in a 24 hour period?  Ok, we'll make it 36 hours for kicks.  Because everyone has one, lets not count the refrigerator or the freezer.  Or any regular hand held utensils.

1. Rice cooker for brown rice for our Mexican dinner
2. Salad spinner for lettuce

3.  Food Saver for excess chopped lettuce that would not fit in my spinner. (NEW!  Thanks mom and dad!)

and leftover chicken for the freezer.

4. Crock Pot for whole chicken (and later bones for broth) to can soup.

5. Stove top: brown grown beef, simmer black beans for dinner, big pot of black beans to be canned, pot of more chicken bones for broth.

6.  Kitchenaid chopper/shredder for our cheddar cheese that went with dinner.  (NEW!  Thanks Gma and Gpa Farnsworth for the Christmas money!)
 And for carrots and celery for soup.

7.  The dehydrator for some peppers to be later crushed and used as seasoning and to dry tomatoes for salads, pasta, and pizza.




8. Water bath canning pot to keep jars warm.

9.  Pressure canner for my organic black beans, chicken soup, and chicken stock. (NEW!  Thanks Mom and Dad Farnsworth!)



10.  Kitchenaid mixer for pancake batter. (and an Ethan to lick the spatula.)
11. Electric Griddle.  Aaron helping me flip the pancakes.



12.  The Ninja to grind my coffee. (And later for chopping onions for my soup)


13. The coffee maker to fuel my caffeine needs.
14. The dishwasher.  Oh the dishwasher.  I run it twice a day at least.

  15.  The oven.  For baking my these ninjabread men.




 And my black beans and tortilla chips.

 16. Kitchen aid pasta attachment for make and store pasta for the next week.


17. Pasta Drying rack for my pasta.

 18.  Immersion Blender for Alfredo sauce.


19.  Bread Machine for sandwich bread.  I make a new loaf every other day.

20.  Microwave for defrosting meat, melting butter, and warming up maple syrup.

21. Tea kettle for our evening cup of tea. (Never mind the dirty stove) 

22.  (Not pictured)  Toaster for the boys favorite fast breakfast, peanut butter toast.

23. Mortar and Pestle to crush  my dried peppers.

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So there you have it.  23.  There are probably more.  These are things that I use on a regular basis.  If not everyday, at least weekly.  Yes, even the canning stuff.  When I grocery shop I purposly look for things on sale to make a big batch of and can.  Then we have fast, easy, natural, and nutritious food on hand for nights when I have Zumba or we need something fast.

It makes me want to sing that song that Aerial sings in The Little Mermaid.... "I've got gadgets and gizzmos a plenty.  I've whos-its and whats-its galore.  You want think-a-ma-bobs?  I've got twenty!  But who cares, no big deal.... I want more......."

Ha!  I love my kitchen toys!  : )   Rest assured, if you give me a kitchen tool, it will be used! 




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