We celebrated my mom’s birthday on Sunday with her secret spaghetti sauce recipe and GF cupcakes. On Monday, we had leftover chicken noodle soup and almond butter and strawberry preserves on toast. And tonight, we had grilled cajun burgers with homemade slaw. They were delicious! A small reminder that spring is just around the corner. I love to smell food on the grill!
On Sunday, I spent $56.97 at Lowe’s Food and $41.75 at Whole Food’s on Monday for a total of $98.72. That brings our monthly total to $112.03, and we have $287.97 left to spend for the month. I am using meat that I have in my freezer and we are working through our pantry. I am thankful for God’s abundance. I am learning lessons along the way that I will share as the month comes to an end.
I am also very thankful for kitchen gadgets. Cooking is so much easier if you have the right equipment. When it comes to kitchen paraphernalia, I am a self professed geek. Here are my top 5 favorite kitchen gadgets:
1. My chef’s knife, and I like it very sharp
2. My Boos cutting board
3. My KitchenAid Stand Mixer (and my favorite attachment is the grinder)
4. My very large cast iron skillet (LOVE IT!)
5. My traditional Fish Spatula, ideal for cooking eggs (who knew when it is called a fish spatula??)
And even though the top 5 is complete, I have many other kitchen gadgets that I love, like my Cuisinart Food Processor and my Pampered Chef Mandoline Slicer and…well okay, you get the point. When you use appropriate equipment, cooking is easier and so much more fun and you may enjoy it a little more. Here’s to good food and cool gadgets!!