Ready For Cooking

Spices
Am I missing anything?

Ahhh, my spices.  I’m so ready for cooking, eating, and anything else that involves food this year.  Now we’re talking.  I love having so many seasonings to choose from.  I can’t wait to get started.  See how anal I am about having all my labels facing the front?  Oh, and they’re all alphabetized.  I’m so Colin Cowie.  Yeah, that’s right.  Talk about me all you want, but I can find the spice I’m looking for at the snap of a finger.  And they just look so pretty this way.

Salt & Pepper bowls

It’s the little things in life that make me happy—like salt & pepper bowls.  I get to dip my fingers inside these bowls just like the chefs do on TV and then I get carried away—sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle into the food, water, etc., that I’m preparing.  The salt & pepper feels so good in between your fingers, too.  I had so much fun the first time I tried this that I think I over-salted and over-peppered whatever it was I was cooking at the time.  I just couldn’t stop dipping my fingers into the bowls and sprinkling, dumping, and tossing all over the place.  Told you—it doesn’t take much to get me excited and make me smile.

Ninja Blender

I’m also loving my new Ninja Kitchen System 1200 Blender/Food Processor.  It’s so scary.  The blades are killer sharp!  If you need anything puréed, blended, chopped, sliced, diced, creamed, or whirred—I’m your girl.  I’m having so much fun pushing buttons, I’m blending things I probably shouldn’t be blending.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, sprinkle some salt & pepper with your fingers all over the place and buy yourself some fun kitchen objects to make cooking easier for you.  And don’t forget to organize your spice rack alphabetically—you’ll find things so much easier.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Stop using the blender to try and shred paper and rocks just because you’re fascinated by how sharp the blades are.

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14 thoughts on “Ready For Cooking

  1. Have you found a lot of uses for your Ninja? I looked at them in the store the other day, but couldn’t figure how one might fit into my cooking processes. We don’t drink smoothies, preferring to eat the ingredients in their natural states, and we don’t crush ice. So what other uses are there?

    1. Well, there were several attachments that came with my Ninja. So I can use it for other things besides smoothies. The small attachment there I can use as a food processor if I need to chop veggies, etc. Plus the inside of it where the sharp blades are have 3 or 4 interchangeable parts that are hard plastic (and not sharp) so you can mix dough and other things. I love mine. But if you already have a processor you love, you may not want to spend the money on a Ninja. I didn’t have a blender before and only had a really tiny cheap food processor. So this was kind of like an all-in-one for me and Consumer Reports magazine rated it high on the list which is another reason I got it.

      1. Thanks for the report. I have a powerful Braun processor that has a blender attachment that I seldom use, and a KitchenAid for a mixer, so a Ninja is not likely to see much action.

        Do you make your pizza dough in the Ninja?

        1. I’ve never made pizza dough before. I’m sure I probably could mix it in there though. I’ve been wanting a KitchenAid mixer for a while now but I don’t want to accumulate too many gadgets that do the same thing. Still might get one though.

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