Since embarking on a food journey through the world of pre-portioned meal subscription boxes, I learned something about myself.
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While I am not completely bogged down by the constraints of life and time, I enjoy gathering up all the ingredients, pulling out my food prep bowls, cutting board and fancy (and sharp) ceramic knife and get chopping.
There is something about following the recipe and putting a pinch of blind faith that at the end of all the washing, peeling, chopping, slicing, dicing, mincing, and mixing something beautifully delicious awaits. And the other part to that is—it almost always is something that I would not have ordinarily have picked out or made for myself on any other ordinary day. There is some satisfaction in knowing that me and my amateur skills created something that didn’t make me violently ill.
The aspiring-chef within me wants to learn how to cut things more efficiently. I believe there is an art to chopping/slicing/dicing and mincing. The Food Network chefs make it look so effortless—I aspire to get there one day and chop my food prep time from 30-40 minutes down to under 20—no pun intended.
I realized there are a few kitchen accessories I was missing while cruising along this food journey. I took to Amazon to see if I can could fill in the gaps.
First things, first. I needed a set of wooden cooking utensils. I have exactly one, solid wooden spoon, but once it hits the sink, its one and done. So, I ordered a set of Bamboo Cooking Utensils after reading about how they are made out of a renewable and sustainable resource.
The next addition to the kitchen I plan on buying is a set of mixing and prepping bowls. I might hunt around for these, as I am certain that other retailers carry them and I might be able use one of the oodles of coupons I have depending on where I get them.
And, where there are knives chopping, there should be a finger guard. I saw this one on Amazon. $6 to save my fingers from getting filleted sounds like a steal to me!
The kitchen is calling—there’s one last yummy meal to be made this week. A Melty Monterey Jack Burger with Zucchini Fries. Better get chopping!
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