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things we keep


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things we keep

KaimukiMan | Aug 13, 2011 09:56 PM

I had to do some major rearranging in the kitchen this weekend, and of course what is pulled from the back of the cupboard must be cleaned. Having no dishwasher, this means it all has to be individually handled. I was standing there rinsing off a pair of beaters for an electric mixer, when I realized that the mixer had died a few years ago. Along with the beaters i found lids to blender jars that had been dropped, or whose motors had burned out (you can't make mashed potatoes in a blender.) A meat thermometer that probably arrived in Hawaii with Captain Cook, partially melted spatulas, knives that wouldn't hold an edge cutting butter, and various chipped, dented, and rusted utensils, dinnerware, etc. This doesn't include the things that I've never really liked - those ugly glasses that I won as a door prize, or duplicates (why do I have 3 bunt pans?) I don't even know where some of this stuff came from. Did I really buy it? Was it left behind at a potluck? Does someone miss it, or was it left on purpose? I suspect I will keep the bunt pans, but the glasses have got to go. Of course now I have a whole new set of decisions to make. Which of these should go to a charity and which ones would I not want to inflict on Sandra Lee. Bah, no wonder they were hiding back there!

What's hiding in the back of your cabinets?

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