Day 21--Something that Makes Me Happy

I want to focus on a few things that make me really happy in the place that makes me happiest: the kitchen.

Kitchenaid Food Processor. Pie crust, chopped nuts, homemade mayonnaise.

Stand mixer. Bread, whipped cream, meringue. 

Cast iron skillet and dutch oven. Maillard reaction, crispy chicken fingers, delicious soups and chilis.

Instant read thermometer. Perfectly cooked meat and breads. 

Sharp knives. Neatly sliced tomatoes, diced onions, and minced garlic. No bloody fingers. 

All of these things have made my life in the kitchen easier and better. While my cooking skills have certainly improved since the days of rock-hard pancakes and overcooked chicken, having the right tools has made a huge difference!

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