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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Capture the Everyday: Three Kitchen Items You Can't Live Without

When we gutted our kitchen, I packed up most things to keep them safe and out of the way. We ate out or used paper plates when we could.

But I still kept a few things out until the last possible moment so that we weren't completely off kilter. That's how I know these three items are ones I can't live without.

  1. Measuring cup: It's a 2-cup measuring cup that we got as a wedding present. I still have a set of the standard plastic ones in the four usual sizes, but I use this one a lot more -- so much easier to be able to measure large and small quantities in one shiny cup.
  2. Knife: This lovely Henkel knife was actually a Christmas gift to my husband from my mom. But I'm the one who uses it most. It's a great weight with the perfect blade.
  3. Panini maker: Okay, it's actually George Foreman cooker. But we use it almost exclusively to make perfect grilled cheese sandwiches almost once a week. Clean up is a simple wipe with a paper towel.
How about you? What's in your kitchen that you just can't live without?

Capture the Everyday from Adventuroo
Capture the Everyday is about getting you to capture those everyday moments in your life! Each Thursday, Melissa at Adventuroo will issue a simple challenge to capture something that’s a part of your daily life. You can post just a picture or add some words to go along with it. You’ll have a week to get it done and then she’ll issue another. It’s a quick, easy way to start capturing those little parts of life we sometimes take for granted.


  1. Hey! A grilled cheese maker, what a great idea!!

  2. I like your shiny cup!! We actually have a George Foreman grill that I never use anymore. But we do actually have a real panini maker! I just forget to use it :(

  3. I want Henkel knives. We had Cuisinart ones and they're kinda crappy. I've never had a Foreman grill-- I think I'm the only one on the planet though, right?!

  4. I have a George Foreman that we used to make sandwiches and they never turn out right. You will have to share your secret.
    I agree a good knife is a must-have.

  5. Coffee maker of course! And a small circulon frypan for eggs and grilled cheese. Finally- my favorite spatula with a melted handle that is just the right size and shape. I could never part with it and use it for everything- cooking, baking, whatever.

  6. BIG knife, good cutting board, and a medium-sized bowl. Makes me think of Moonstruck: "Loretta, bring me the BIG KNIFE!"

    Great idea for the panini-making on the GF. I need to do more of that. What's not to love about a grilled sandwich?!

  7. Ohh it never occurred to me to make a grilled cheese in the foreman. Great idea. We love Henkel knives too.

  8. Oh smart move with the Foreman! Love this post.
    1. Food processor. I use it almost every day
    2. Santoku knife
    3. No-skid wooden cutting board

  9. We have a Foreman grill but never use it - perhaps I need to rethink that. My Dad and Stepmom have one they use occasionally - he calls it the "toilet seat" which cracks me up everytime. I swear by my OXO measuring cup where you can see the measurments from above and our pizza cutter. I would die without our pizza cutter for cutting up foods to make them more toddler friendly!


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