I had grand plans for this post, but being the lame-o that I am, I didn't get my life in order before this weekend... Now, I'm in Disneyland, far away from my familiar kitchen with loads of very functional, very appropriate items for Sam's Utensibility meme...
So, instead of being a total lame-o and missing the meme all together, I am going to do a small compilation of the kitchen gadgets that I have featured in the past. I am justifying my recycling pictures because these are definitely high up in my 'favoriteness'!
First off: the meat slicer from shabu shabu post.
My sister gave this to me many Christmases ago, and ever since the Papa Bear first set his eyes on it, he's been smitten with it. Very smitten. He likes to slice and dice with this one so much that I have shabu shabu at home on a very regular basis. This meat slicer is able to produce the paper-thin slices needed for shabu shabu with relative ease and speed, which is pretty impressive for a home-kitchen gadget! I'm not entirely sure what the cost is, but I'm calling this one my expensive kitchen gadget!
Second place and my cheaper item is my steam espresso maker from my coffee grinder post:
I use this espresso maker almost every day, since I don't have a normal coffee maker. It brews a luscious smooth coffee that is the perfect note to start my morning and enrich my breakfast. Mmmmmm. Yum. I'll miss that morning cup of coffee tomorrow when I am sipping on stale hotel coffee!
OK, I've got a LOOOONG day ahead of me tomorrow, so I better get to bed! I saw a beignet place in Downtown Disney, so if I can sneak that in, I'll definitely post about it!