Guess what! It's Thursday again. Sorry I didn't get around to posting about the delicious brunch I hosted last Sunday, but I came down hard with the flu Sunday night (darn germy houseguests!) and my first day out of bed was Wednesday - and it wasn't all that stellar. To start, I missed the exit on the highway that I need to take to get to work. Luckily, there is another exit further up that doesn't take me too far out of my way. My medicine head almost got the best of me again when I narrowly missed taking the eastern instead of the western spur of the highway. UGH! Go away you stupid cold!
Anyway, today I'm going to write about my Three Kitchen Items I Want to Purchase in 2010:
1. Emulsion Blender - I did a couple recipes in 2009 that called for an emulsion blender. While it is possible to use a regular blender and yield similar results, it is much much messier. I'd love to try my hand at some more pureed soups like the butternut squash soup I made back in October, but it's just too darn time consuming to cook it and then transfer it - cup by cup - into the regular blender.
2. Zester - More recipes than I can count on my "to make" list call for the zest of some fruit. Without a zester to complete this step, I've been skipping these recipes. I've read that the zest really makes a difference, so I don't want to try them until I have one of these.
3. Silicone Whisk - my non-stick pans are just begging me to pick one of these up. Any time I make a gravy and need to whisk it, I have to use this old metal pot that my metal whisk won't scratch. Having one that I could use on a non-stick surface would be mighty helpful!
Maybe now that I've committed these things to writing, I'll actually remember to buy them the next time I'm out!