August 5, 2010 – My birthday gift to myself – kitchen space.

Believe it or not, giving away the measuring spoons was the hardest part.

It’s amazing that, for no more than I tend to cook at home, I can amass so many kitchen gadgets.

Included in the above items are a teakettle, a toaster oven, and a bunch of silverware I NEVER should’ve moved to my new location. In fact, those three things were three of the FIRST things I bought in my new apartment. Why I ever chose to move the old ones to Dallas, I can’t imagine.

This will be the first kitchen purge, of which I suspect there’ll be several over the next year. Cooking is one thing I really enjoy doing – I guess like so many of us I tell myself I don’t have the time to do — so I tend to eat out — FAR too much.

And let’s face it, we all hate the clean up.

But looking at these items in this morning’s post gives me a reminder that I should make the effort (and the time) to cook at home more. It’s healthier, it’s better for me, and a good argument can be made that it’s better for the planet.

Looking at these items also makes me realize I need to invite OTHERS over to dinner more. I truly enjoy having people over, having good wine, engaging in great conversation. Again, I just always tell myself I don’t have enough time to do it right, to plan it, to put everything in place.

So, here’s an idea – employ more sponteneity…maybe PLAN less dinner parties, but HAVE more.

Now, there’s an idea worth celebrating.

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One Response to August 5, 2010 – My birthday gift to myself – kitchen space.

  1. Valerie says:

    I have a ton of kitchen stuff too and recently purged a drawer. I did not need 3 slatted spoons. One is fine. Regarding dinner parties I too put them off thinking that I need to make something fancy and I don’t have time but I try to remind myself that people are not coming over for gourmet fare but for good company. Thanks for the reminder

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