When the catalog arrives
Mar. 10, 2011 11:35 pm
Updated: Mar. 16, 2011 3:12 am
I recently perused a catalog I recieve regularly, who's prices are reasonable to ridiculous, and about choked on my coffee! That's a "must" for every kitchen: tortilla and flat bread maker! A mere $79.95 (REG PRICE $104!) Now, crazycook is all for
folks having such appliances, presuming that there is storage, and a "NEED" for such... Personally, I tend to aim more at 1 gizmo that does 5 things. Even at that, I'm running out of storage, unless I want to scrap an entire project which will indeed cost
me better part of one 3x3 foot storage area... I digress! What caught my eye especially, was the "tortilla shell baker..." for those rare times you wish to serve taco salad in a tortilla "bowl," as one might find served in any decent restaurant. Yet another
bargain: 2/ $15.95. What immediately came to mind was an episode of a food.TV show (forgive, but not recalling any more than the cook, "Ingrid") She set about preparing "shells" for a luncheon or some such. Quite simple really. Take a 15-1/2oz veg. can,
remove top, bottom, and label, wash. Take your tortilla, brush with water to make it pliable, brush with veg. oil, drape it over the top of the can, and bake. Remove when crisp. I wonder just how many "cans" I could buy, for that $16? don't forget to add
sales tax and shipping! Ok, now give me grief, I saw the show yrs ago, Ingrid's show I believe is "simply delicioso (sp?)" and her specialty is Cuban cuisine I believe, living in Miami, and her "family" coming from that part of the world. I don't even need
to bet that she directed oven temp, and baking times, but alas... "I slept since then!"
One item I have been waffling over for many a year now, is a wok. Difficult to store when not in use, and I'm extremely ignorant when it comes to Asian cooking... NOT that I wouldn't love to learn! I see that Cost Plus has one on sale this week, carbon steel
- $14.99... the one in the CATALOG is $39.95. Wonder which I would use more often - my stock pot that sees the light of day less than once a year, or a wok? There really is no contest - the stock pot MUST go! If I trusted myself, I would do some serious
"house cleaning," but in other venues, the more I try to "organize," the worse the mess gets, and the more unlikely I am to find anything I'm looking for!
So, friends, I guess I might just have run out of babble for the night! Be well, be happy, be CRAZY!