This post is brought to you by Good Cook. All opinions are my own.
What does your kitchen utensil drawer look like? If it’s anything like mine, you have a hard time finding exactly what you need when you really need it. When I want to find something, I usually have to pull out half of the drawer’s contents just to find it! Good Cook is giving you a chance to reduce that clutter and create your dream kitchen drawer. I’ll get to that in a minute. First, I wanted to share with you a few awesome items I received from Good Cook to help promote this event.
Essential Tools from Good Cook
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SMART Ice cream scoop: This is seriously the best ice-cream scooper I’ve ever used. I eat a lot of ice cream. It’s my favorite comfort food! When I first saw it, I thought it was going to make a mess of my ice-cream. I mean, it splits in half, wouldn’t it pull the ice-cream apart? Actually, since it’s coated with Teflon, the ice-cream doesn’t stick to the scooper. Instead, when you release the handles, you get these perfect little round scoops. It looks just like ice-cream shop ice-cream!
Egg Separator– Do you know that I never made a recipe before that called for separating the egg? I didn’t know how to do it! I’ve seen people on TV do it by flip the egg in the shell back and forth, but that looks WAY too complicated. This handy little tool makes it a cinch to separate an egg- no experience necessary! You can even attach it to the side of the bowl!
Safe-cut Can Opener: Okay, this one was a bit tricky for me to figure out at first. It takes a little practice to figure out how to line it up just right with the can. Once you do, though, it’s fantastic! It actually takes the entire lid of the can off so you have no sharp edges. My son has been bugging me to let him open his own cans of olives (he goes through black olives like crazy). Now I feel like I can give him that extra bit of independence without worrying about a trip to the emergency room to reattach a finger or something. Hey, I’m a “worst case scenario” type of girl, you know that!
Flip Measuring spoon: Looks like just an ordinary dual-sided measuring spoon with a teaspoon and a tablespoon, right? Nope, it’s actually four measuring spoons in one. Flip the yellow part inside out and you get more spoons! Pretty handy, and it lets you eliminate that bulky ring of spoons that never, ever stays on the little ring.
Pot Clip Holder: This is one of those kitchen tools that you never really realized you needed until you had one. I’m always setting my spoon on the counter or a paper towel, leaving behind a big mess. With this little tool, you can clip it right to the side of your pot.
Creamy Banana Ice-Cream with Cinnamon & Caramel
I was supposed to create a one-pot meal with the tools I received. However, in my post-op haze, I thought I was just supposed to make something that was a comfort food. So I went with something super easy (I can’t stand up longer than 10 minutes at this point without wanting to take a nap) and comforting to me. Plus, it technically only takes one “pot” as you mix everything together in one blender!
I’ve always wanted to try that banana ice-cream that is all the rage. You know, the one-ingredient ice-cream? Except I wanted more than one ingredient, to make it more interesting. I ended up combining a few recipes online to make my own.
- 3 medium bananas. Riper is better, but they don’t have to be super crazy ripe
- 5 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
- Slice bananas and freeze
- Once frozen, blend the bananas and other ingredients in a food processor or blender. I used a Magic Bullet. It made whining sounds because it couldn’t handle the frozen bananas. If that happens, turn it off and shake the blender cup a bit to move things around.
- Either serve immediately or let it freeze up a bit more. I did both. I ate one helping, then froze the rest for later. Both were delicious, but I think with the added ingredients, it’s best to let it freeze up more. Plus, then you can use the fancy ice-cream scooper to scoop it!
That’s pretty much it!
What must-have kitchen tools would you add to your perfect drawer?