Sorry, no recipe here. It’s not even about food. Although it is all about the kitchen. Which is quickly becoming my favorite room in the house. Or at least the one I spend the most time in.
I have always had a weakness for china, silver and glassware – blame my grandmother for teaching me the artistry of a well dressed table at a young age. Recently though, I have really taken a hankering to kitchen tools. All the things that a kitchen should have to function at it’s peak. Yes, I know the brush is only as good as the artist holding it. But a girl can dream.
And today I found a place to dream big. Unfortunately it’s not a new thrift store. Cookin’ Stuff is a nearby cooking and bakeware store. If only I had stepped foot in this place before joining the Compact. I either could have already fully stocked my kitchen or avoided today’s denial deluge. If you’re not a kitchen tool kind of person you won’t understand, but just look at all the goodies, stacked row after row…
I know this is obnoxiously non-Compact but I will say I was going to the store for wooden skewers and twine, so legitimate purchases by most standards. (If your standards are higher than that, I applaud you. And have no desire to be you.) I just couldn’t help myself wandering the aisles drooling over the possibilities.
Okay, confession time. You knew it was coming. I made purchases beyond my skewers (they didn’t have the twine). I bought a lovely tea cozy and a set of cookie cutters. The tea cozy is something I have thought about for years – again, blame Grandma – but have never seen a used one and am not of the skill level to make one.
The cookie cutters were purchased to fulfill a birthday party design need. What’s a birthday party design need? It’s a designer’s need to have pbj sandwiches cut out with a shape that matches the overall scheme of the party. And to set the style of all future cookie/sandwich and other cutouts. I know cookie cutters can be found at the thrift store, I’ve seen them there. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any in the last 4 days since I decided to add cutout pbj sandwiches to the menu. I’ll be keeping my purchase in their wrap until the last possible moment in the hopes of replacing them with a borrowed or used set. Although, I really do like having a signature style of cookie cutout, and these would be perfect for a lifetime of cutting.
Have I justified yet?
At least I left all the Le Creuset and Kitchenaids on the shelves.