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I succumbed. You all probably knew it was inevitable. I started seeing the new electric pressure cookers about 18 months back and have talked myself into and out of getting one repeatedly in that time.
Last week I got my monthly notice of how many award points I’ve earned at work. Award points can be used for the various merchandise that my company uses as incentives and rewards (we have a massive warehouse). Except for State Fair tickets and Renaissance Fair passes, I haven’t spent award points on anything else for a couple of years so I have a big build up. Any resolve I’ve had about not getting more kitchen toys dissolved pretty quickly. The will-call ticket came to me on Thursday and I went over to the warehouse at noon to pick it up.
I spent an evening looking up cookbooks on the library website but to tide me over, I printed off a bunch of recipes off the internet. Six cookbooks now in transit. And despite the fact that we didn’t really need a bunch of food prepared, I spent Saturday afternoon in the kitchen.
I did macaroni and cheese , a big pot of Spanish rice (and I mean a BIG pot) and then a really spicy black bean soup. It was easy and fun. I figure I can probably get rid of my old pressure cooker that has sat unused in the basement for at least 10 years.
What was the last really unnecessary toy/gadget you’ve added to your world?