kristen has a new ice cream maker. my jealousy would know no bounds, except that … drumroll … i have a new foreman! well, not a foreman. and not a new one. but still! i have been coveting one for a long time now, so it doesn’t matter that it only cost me $3.99 at savers (which is the new love of my life — after H of course — and my budget).foreman & friends

so now a george foreman grill joins my array of second-hand appliances. it certainly won’t win any beauty contests any time soon — it’s got some adhesive-stain spots, and the grill itself is a bit banged up (who uses metal to scrape off a foreman grill? apparently whoever owned this before me), but it is totally functional! i tested in the store, so i know.

i haven’t actually made anything yet, but H and i are both having visions. mine tend more towards grilled cheese, marinated portobello steaks, and things of that nature, while his apparently include lots of salmon & steak. the beauty of that is, i don’t have to worry about cooking meat anymore! he can do it all on his own now.

so, kristen, for the time being you are spared waves of jealousy emanating from my direction. i expect that in the summer time it will be harder for me to keep that under wraps. but i will be asking buddha for a cuisinart ice cream maker to appear at savers before then — we’ll see if he delivers!

and now for something completely different — why do people make kitchen appliances white? it looks like i’ve attempted to coordinate my kitchen to match H’s iBook. i swear to you, it’s not true! is it so that we can all feel bad about how dirty things get, in order to keep our house-keeping self-esteem at it’s bare minimum? or do they actually think that stains don’t show up IMMEDIATELY and to stay if everything is pure white? i don’t know, but to whomever decided that all things kitchen should be white, i scoff at you and firmly believe that you have never stepped foot into an actual kitchen. thank buddha for marbled kitchen counters!