Kinda took a blog break for a few days. Been busy running, playing with Sky, hiking, going to a movie with Mark, and enjoying him having today off!
I have gotten a few new kitchen gadgets that I love so much I just have to share!
I actually have a nice, big, food processor, but most the time I only need one onion chopped, or a few things chopped that are going into a one pot meal. I wore out my little 2 sup chopper that was really only good for 1/2 an onion at a time. I got this Ninja chopping system to replace it and I love it! It came with 4 containers and they stack on top of each other nicely. I thing I have used it every day since I got it!
These cute little measuring cups measure up to 4 liquid tablespoons. Did you know that liquid measuring cups measure things different than non-liquid? Meaning a cup of water in a liquid measurer is a different amount than if measured in a measuring cup that you would use for flour. I do a lot of marinades and am constantly measuring 2 tablespoons of oil or vinegar or fish sauce and have been using measuring spoons until now! Now I have mini liquid measuring cups so I will always have the exact right amount! Found them at World Market.
So this one is kind of silly. I think I have one recipe that called for a mortar and pestle and I didn’t have one. I forget now what I did instead, but I’m sure I found a workaround of some sort. When I was at World Market I saw this mini set and thought that I should probably have it, you know to have a fully functional kitchen and all. Actually I made something the other day that had saffron I it, and I thought I would need to crush the saffron to use it, but ended up I didn’t. So now I have this and am not sure when/if I will ever use it, but it is a mini set and was only a few $ so I’m ok holding onto it.
I love these containers. Did you hear me? I LOVE these containers. OXO Pop Top food storage for things like raisins, crackers, chips, rice, flour, sugar, pasta etc. Only problem is they are expensive. From $7.99 up to close to $20 per depending on the size. I was so excited that Costco had a set of 8 for $50. I already filled up those ones and am going to get another set next time I’m there.
Lastly I got more measuring spoons. My pampered chef ones died a slow and painful death in the dishwasher, and I regularly need 2 to 3 full sets when I’m cooking. Now I’m all set!
Speaking of the kitchen…I’m off to make roasted chicken legs and risotto. Oh, and enjoying wine, it’s national drink wine day!