Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cool Tool for the Kitchen

I grew up in a really big family - 5 kids, 2 parents. All of us were healthy eaters. So it was practically impossible for my mom to make TOO much food. We were also all leftover eaters, so in the event she did actually make too much, the leftovers rarely went to waste.

So, I completely blame my family for my propensity for making WAY too much food. Um, I live alone, but sometimes I will cook an entire pound of pasta. Seriously. 1 person doesn't need a pound of pasta. (note: I do not actually eat all of it, I portion it out into tupperware & bring it to work/school) I've tried to make just 1 or 2 servings of pasta, but I just never can gauge how much one serving is...

Well, this tool might just change my life!

You see those little circles? They represent serving sizes for 1 to 4 people.

It's $35 and can be purchased here.

I found it through this cool blog, which I found through google reader. I've already learned all sorts of things, like how you should add steam when baking bread to get the best crusts. Granted, I've never actually BAKED my own bread, but if/when I do, I'll probably employ this technique. Ahh, the wonderful world of blogging. I love all the random knowledge I am accumulating!


BandB said...

That looks like a great addition to the kitchen. I also bookmarked the site. Now, you will have to try that gadget with gluten free pasta!!!

aimee said...

i have something like that and i LOVE it. i use it all the time. i don't know what it is about pasta, but i'd always make way toooo much even when i thought i was only making a little!

Jess said...

I like that thing! I have the same problem..never know how much pasta to make and ALWAYS make way too much.

Amber said...

That's really cool! I always make way too much pasta so that would come in handy!