Gadgets and Gizmos Aplenty

I don’t think I truly realized how many different kitchen utensils existed in the world until we registered for our wedding. I felt a little odd requesting gifts from family and friends simply because we added a couple of rings and a signed paper from the state to our relationship, but people seemed cool with it. And we were definitely appreciative for the opportunity to get a set of silverware so we weren’t constantly defaulting to chopsticks.

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When we got that registry gun in hand at the store, it got a little paralyzing. Oh mylanta, the amount of kitchen gear out there. I distinctly remember standing in front of a device that made waffle sticks and reveling in its cleverness. Then I snapped back to my real world, where you can toast a waffle and slice it into sticks yourself, saving approximately $30.

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Not to give you the impression we were completely kitchen gadget-less pre-wedded bliss. I’ve had a few of my main food prep staples with me for years, and they were used for today’s awesome recipe, Takeout Food.

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  • 1 menu
  • 1 phone
  • 1 method of roundtrip transportation
  • Parsley for garnish (optional, but classy)

1) Look at takeout menu and select tastiest dish listed

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2) Pick up the phone, dial number listed on said menu & tell all of your food dreams to the person who answers (just your food dreams, though; despite what anyone says, no one wants to hear your real dreams – that’s only interesting to you)

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3) Find transportation (car, bike, bus, feet, etc) to get on over to the restaurant

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4) Pick up your food

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5) Use transport to get back to your place (keep the bag your food is in closed tightly)

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6) Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Gadgets and Gizmos Aplenty

  1. I know JUST WHERE YOU WENT too and now I am hungry for Tabouli. My favorite line in this blog today is “Oh Mylanta!” I think I need to adopt that.

    • It’s like our go-to place when we’re not sure what we are hungry for – it always hits the spot! We *should* make tabouli soon, but maybe that’s a future post…

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