Friday, January 25, 2013

The over-stuffed crock

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

I'll bet just about everyone who reads this blog has a utensil crock on (his or) her counter.  I do.  And over the years I've had to upgrade again and again to a bigger size.

My crock contains:

Bottle brush
Cheese grater (2)
Chopsticks (4-5 pairs)
Cocktail spoons (2)
Ice cream scoop
Meat tenderizer
Pasta spoon
Pastry brush (2)
Soup ladle (2)
Spatulas (wayyyy too many—and not nearly enough)
Spurtle (2)
Tongs (3)
Veggie scrubber
Whisks (at least 3)
Wooden spoons

Of course I've got smaller utentils cluttering up my silverware drawers, too.

I've often thought of culling the contents.  I mean, do I really need all this kitchen junk?

YES!!!  Who knows when I might make three separate dishes that all require a clean whisk? And if I make a really gooey dessert, I might need five or six different spatulas. 

What do you have in your kitchen crock?