We have discovered our kitchen again. Almost all of it has been in storage since we left for Peace Corps in May 2007. We have bowls, plates, hot pads, spatulas and oh lots of exciting things. However, one thing we lack is a nice big skillet. I'm pretty sure I put one on our wedding registry but it was probably a hundred dollars. We got lots of other exciting stuff but no skillet. The good ones aren't cheap. I believe in good cookware. We will use it *hopefully* the rest of our lives.
Did we really need a fancy skillet? Would we use it? Do we really have $50 to spare? The answers were: No we don't need it, but we don't have any large skillets; yes it would be awesome and get lots of use; and I guess, moving has taken a huge chunk out of our budget, but we have $50 to spare. I think the words "investment in our kitchen" were uttered.
So we bought it and haven't looked back since. We already have the 2.5 quart sauce pan and love it. So I knew the skillet would be equally awesome. The best part is it has a lid and it's clear. Now I don't have to use a cookie sheet for a cover and I can see my eggs frying or onions browning. It's the little things that make me happy.
Now we can get rid of that ridiculous half wok, half skillet we inherited from a roommate in Savannah.