Let me preface this post by saying…I am not a foodie. Not even close. If it weren’t for HelloFresh, I would literally live off of Halo Top and Diet Coke. I LOVE to eat. I love to visit new interesting restaurants and try new cuisines, but cooking and I do not mesh well. So much so that I have actually set my stove on fire boiling water…twice.
Now that I have a subscription to HelloFresh, a husband who insists that Halo Top is not an actual food group, and a kitchen full of wedding presents, I actually am spending more time in the kitchen not setting things on fire. What’s more is I actually enjoy cooking! Once I muster up enough energy to actually get started, I find it kind of relaxing and therapeutic. I know, I have no idea who I am either.
So, with that being said, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite wedding present kitchen gadgets that make novices in the kitchen’s lives a little easier. These are the perfect gifts for that wannabe foodie in your life.
Color-Coded Flexible Cutting Boards
These are totally amazing. They are flexible, flat, and easy-to-store. Because they are color-coded and have pictures they keep your different ingredients away from each other and prevent cross-contamination, which is a thing apparently. I love them mostly because they are SO easy to wash.
Lasagna Trio Pan
Ok, this one was a weird one, but how fun to have three different lasagnas (or casseroles, desserts, whatever) in one pan! It’s a way to bake three different things at the same time and only clean one pan, which I think is awesome.
PopTop Microwave Popcorn Popper
For the nights that Stephen is gone and I eat a typical Helen meal, this popcorn popper is awesome. It still makes me feel fancier than a bag of Orville.
THESE ARE AMAZING. Seriously, if I have to go to a deserted island and can only bring one thing with me, I’m bringing ramekins. They have so many uses it’s insane.
For those of us who hate cooking meat and would rather not look at it before it’s perfectly prepared and seasoned, this is for you–7-minutes, fully hidden from view, perfectly cooked meat.
Melamine Bowl Set with Lids
I swear I don’t know how I lived this long without these bowls. Perfect for storing leftovers, holding your popcorn, setting dough, or mixing. I love them.
Cast Iron Skillet
You need this to make s’mores dip. Enough said.
Good Grips Chopper
I don’t mind chopping onions. I don’t cry, probably because I’ve worn contacts since I was 11 and my eyes are practically solid at this point. However, I can’t stand the hand stink! Onions and garlic make your hands stink for days after you chop. This baby does the chopping for you so smell ya later!
What is your favorite kitchen tool?