Well, OK, not really a food reward, as that would be particularly counterproductive right now, but decidedly food-related.
I love to cook, but I especially love to bake. I’m going to need to shift from less baking (cakes and pies, you will become birthday and holiday treats and not regular kitchen denizens) to more cooking, and especially more veggie prep.
In honor of losing forty pounds (41, actually!), and to set myself up for success eating more fresh vegetables, I finally pulled the trigger on this little number:
Don’t tell me I don’t know how to celebrate!
I desperately wanted to get another massage, but I was slicing zucchini this morning and realized that my $15 hand-held sharpener was not cutting it. If I’m going to cook all of the time, I want to optimize my tools.
Now, I have a chef’s knife that can cut a tomato, although I have a tomato knife I’d use for that, but I could, if I wanted, use the chef’s knife, as it is now razor sharp.
Yes, I have a kitchen tool fetish, please don’t gawk, it’s just my nature.
I was going to get a super-duper kitchen scale, but I already have two mechanical ones, i.e. ones that don’t require batteries, and I just didn’t want to junk up the place with another machine I’d have to maintain. I’ll keep using my regular old scales, and maybe see if I can pick up a third, bigger vintage one in a thrift shop one day.