Last night I was giving serious thought to staying home. There was plenty I could do at home, but work was going to be slow. With next week being a holiday week, I'm slow this week, and will be super busy next. So today, I've done near to nothing. I really should have stayed home and done something productive.
Instead I'm window shopping. Lately I've been a little obsessed with the things my kitchen needs, or more accurately, things I want for my kitchen. I don't need a KitchenAid Stand Mixerwith cool pasta roller attachemntsor a new egg beater(mine is functional, but ancient with only one speed, and the blades sometimes slide out), but I want them. I have this vision of all black and chrome appliances, enough all white table settings in the event that my whole immediate family came over for dinner (I figure 20 place settings), a full compliment of cookware...
I actually have a fairly nice set of copper bottom/copper-clad stainless steel skillets that my Gma left me, and one nice cast iron pan that mom gave me. But I don't have a roasting pan. Until now, when I want to cook a chicken I've used a baking dish. When I make a tri tip or rib roast - I use the pan that came with my toaster oven, which is a little small.
So days like this, I build my imaginary kitchen repertoire. In my mind I buy stuff I don't have (like a food processor,cutting board with one of those grooves so the meat juice doesn't drip all over the table when I cut it up,or a nice Dutch oven), and replace all my stuff that isn't as good as I want it to be (like that egg beater or my garlic press).
I can't buy anything right now, but hopefully soon I can start buying one piece at a time.