There are so many things I could have taken a picture of for this subject! “Can’t Live Without”. Let’s see…cheese, my favorite spoon (I know, but it kinda matches my favorite fork), my spice cupboard, my chest freezer….just so many! I then sat and thought about it this way. What would make my life a tad more difficult if I did NOT have it. I narrowed it down to two items.
I have a small set of funky orange pans that my mother gave to me. They are the absolute perfect size for an individual egg, a small serving of sauteed mushrooms or even the perfect omelet. I use them often for those “side” dishes or if I have to melt some butter for popcorn. Notice I said if I HAVE to. There really is no choice when it comes to popcorn. To not butter is to sin.
But those pans would be useless without my perfect spatula. I picked it up at a flea market about eight years ago and I freak out if I can’t find it when I need it. It is long, flexible and almost paper thin. This baby can scoot under the thinnest of potato cakes, over-easy eggs or french toast with pure ease. I mean, look at it. It’s covered with cut-out hearts! It was meant to be loved!