I bought a Chef's Pan!
OMG, *squeal* .. this simple kitchen utensil has been something i've wanted for ages.
So the story is .. every time i've wanted to buy one, i've also technically needed other pots,
so i've walked in, price checked, wavered, worried, nail-nibbled, and ended up buying one
of those bulk home-starter packs with a few pots, a steamer, roaster, frypan etc.
For the same price. ish.
Those sets never, ever come with a Chef's pan.
If you're friends with me on facebook, you'll know the Drama of the Gift Cards ..
basically a little stockpile of cards we'd been saving for housey stuff, that I lost, then
presumed threw in the bin ( I actually dumped the contents of our outside recycling bin
on the grass in our backyard and fossicked through it ), and felt sick and stupid for a
Then I found them wedged between some CD's as I was packing up the flat to move back
a few months later..
Plastic money. Yay!
I waited for the David Jones Half-Yearly Clearance and whacko.
Chef's Pan. Mine.
I've cooked with it most nights this week - we've had Spanish Paella, and Spag Bog,
and an asian-style chicken & veges. I love it!
None of my pans are as deep or solid or come with a lid. I know it sounds weird,
but this one pan RRP's at $250. That's a lot for one saucepan.
I'm pretty basic in the kitchen .. I like things like .. pots .. and .. pans .. knives.. spoons..
I don't own a breadmaker or a Kitchenaid or a food processor or an icecream maker or juicer
or any of those other things a Thermomix replaces. Ergo: I do not own a Thermomix.
Do not get that particular brand of hype. I also don't like Tupperware.
But I like home demo parties for some reason. At other people's places, not mine.
Probably because of the wine.
So what have I been doing?
Moving house, and cleaning the flat etc, and then sorting through boxes etc .. SOLO,
because my husband like, left town, conveniently, and I was starting to feel like one of
those peasants from Horrible Histories, spotted with dung and the pox.
Then it was green bin night and I started on 6months of weeds and raked all the autumn
leaves until that bin groaned. I've been making trips to the Salvos, filling the new fridge
and pantry, and sleeping with the lights on as I revisit old Stephen King novels.
I've been washing clothes only to donate them to charity ( honestly, I still have skirts
I wore to a desk job a DECADE ago that don't even fit anymore? ), and trying to sort
the crap in the garage.
And i'm pretty well tired :)
But happy, very very very very very very happy ( and tired )