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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Who Knew You Really Needed a Turkey Baster and a Skimmer?
The turkey baster (on the left) is good for - well, you know - basting your turkey. I can't believe I've cooked almost 30 years worth of poultry without one. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!
I got mine from WalMart for under 2 bucks, but this one's awfully cute, isn't it?
The skimmer's role at Thanksgiving is not quite as obvious, but no less useful. I grabbed it at the international market because I'd read that it would easily skim (hence the name skimmer) the scum from the turkey broth you make from your Thanksgiving carcass. It did, and without clogging up like the mesh ones I have used before! What a breakthrough...
I also used my new toy to scoop sweet pepper strips from the saute pan, which is its more intended use, I guess. Much better than the slotted serving spoon I'd been using for jobs like this.
The peppers went into small freezer containers and the cooking broth was frozen into cubes for later use!
What new kitchen gadgets have you recently discovered?