My Favorite Things
There aren't many things I would HAVE to replace if we had a fire. I just don't get attached to much, which puts me at odds with my very sentimental 7 year old who cannot part with anything.
But there are a few products which make my life so much easier that I just adore them. Here are a couple:
A GOOD RICE COOKER
I'm not talking about the $20 cheapie from Walmart. I've used those and am not impressed. But when I finally invested in a good Japanese style cooker, it changed my life. Well, at least it changed my cooking habits. I use it several times a week, and not just for rice, although we make rice nearly every day. But I also use it to make oatmeal (I set the timer so it's ready when we wake up), and I've used it in the past as a slow cooker also. Talk about a multi-tasker.
A RUBBER BAND
Silly, I know. But I keep a bag in the kitchen, and I use them to close up bags or keep groups of items together. Don't underestimate the power of the rubber band.
I read about these lids on a blog I enjoy, and I knew right away they were for me. I have four in a range of sizes; I use them to turn virtually any bowl or mug into a storage container. My need for plastic food containers has drastically reduced, and I no longer use plastic wrap, which I hate. They are awesome.