I thought I should start a post called "Empty Kitchen Syndrome" because I still have the mindset of feeding many and that's not the case anymore.
I have the large A/C braiser - which I used a lot when the kids and their friends were around - but I can't recall the last time I used it. Must have been 3 years ago? I love the pan, but it's overkill at this point.
Same with my bakeware. The muffin top pans, for example. My son's best friend seemed to show up every time I made corn muffin tops with pecan butter. I can't remember dragging them out for quite a while. Or any other cake, muffin, or loaf pans lately.
Maybe it's our change in diet. We don't eat like we used to - except for the holidays now. So, this Thanksgiving, when I dragged out my French porcelain tart pan, my pan for monkeybread, my pan for pumpkin cheesecake, I realize that I need to kick all this shit to the curb.
Well, not the curb. But stick all of it in one of those plastic bins and use all that extra space for stuff I use now.
Life changes, and sometimes it gives you more room for the new shit that you now think you need...
I raise a glass to all of us.