We own what I consider to be an average amount of small kitchen appliances.
Wait. Better make that a slightly-above-average amount of small kitchen appliances, partly due to the following:
1. We were given one of those Cocomotion hot chocolate makers/mixers a few years ago (we don’t use it anymore but it’s cool so I keep it, you know, just in case).
2. When I purchased a large slow cooker a couple of years ago, I refused to get rid of the small one we already had (Great for entertaining!).
3. We have an electric fondue pot, which (I think) is probably uncommon in the average household, but very common in my family. We love fondue!
It’s safe to say that we have, for all intents and purposes, run out of small kitchen appliance storage space.
That’s why, when I found out that Jim’s employer–a huge conglomerate of consumer brands–owns a brand that makes juicers and he gets a nice employee discount, I made room on the countertop for our new juicer.
(The juicer I haven’t used yet. BUT I’M GOING TO, SHHH.)
A couple of nights ago, Jim and I were sitting on the couch together and looking at the company website, and then the conversation went a little wonky.
One moment he was clicking around the site and the next moment I saw…bread makers.
“Oh my gosh!!!!” I said in my outdoor voice. “BREAD MAKERS!!!”
I did not choose to remember his exact words (to be completely honest) but they sounded something like, “Cheezus Crust,” laughing incredulously, “we don’t need a bread maker! Are you kidding me? Where would we put it? And you haven’t even used that juicer yet!!!”
I must have responded as someone else, because the words that came out of my mouth couldn’t have been my own. “But how great would it be to have homemade bread Every! Single! Day!???”
“Since when do you want homemade bread every single day?” he asked.
I sputtered. “Since…since…SINCE I SAW THOSE BREAD MAKERS JUST NOW.”
I looked at him with my best puppy dog eyes and it wasn’t until we both started laughing that I snapped out of it and realized I was being ridiculous. We are out of space. And homemade bread on a daily basis has to be overrated, right?
Maybe if I get rid of that Cocomotion.
I mean, homemade bread, you guys!
Also, I guess I need to work on the puppy-dog-eye thing.