Saturday, February 13, 2010

Slotted Spoons

Since I have had two people offer to buy me a slotted spoon since my last post, I thought I would just go get one. They must be  useful if people are worried that I don't have one. It must be pretty important to take apricots and pine nuts out of a pan properly when the recipe says to take it out of the pan with a slotted spoon. I wouldn't want to bring out any oil or garlic, right? Pretty guache of me to use just a spoon and not a slotted spoon to take apricots and pine nuts out of a pan.  Or, heaven forbid-just slide it all out of the pan into a bowl!!

Before I launched a trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond to get the best darn slotted spoon I could possibly find, I rummaged through my kitchen drawer. Hey! Is THIS what you all are talking about?

Good grief!! I can't remember where I got it, much less if I have ever used it!! That's WAAAY too big for some silly little apricots and pine nuts. Right? Please tell me I'm right. My gosh, the pine nuts will fall right through it!!!

What on earth would I use something this big for? Are there different sized slotted spoons??
 I like to just slide all my apricots and pine nuts out of the pan. Thanks. Oh. And to set the record straight, I really DO like to cook. A lot. And I do own a slotted spoon, so all is right in the world. Whew. I was worried for a minute there....
Enjoy your day!


  1. Hi Lyn!
    You crack me up!!!

    Thank you so much for your lovely birthday wishes. I hope you have a wonderful and love filled day tomorrow!

    My Desert Cottage

  2. Lol.. :) I don't have a large slotted spoon but I do have smaller ones that came with my everyday silverware servers.
    But.. I sometimes regret that I always overlook that particular kitchen tool, like when I was trying to remove the cavatelli from the pot. They're very delicate and do not hold up well if poured into a strainer. So it took me way to long grabbing the pasta as they floated to the top with a small slotted spoon.

  3. Oh, Lynn.

    I know I will sleep much better tonight knowing that you possess a slotted spoon.

    I know you will too.


  4. Thank the Lord that Lynn has a slotted spoon for if she had not, I can't imagine how she could possibly cook at all!!! In order to cook properly you must have the correct tools. Now I DOOOO have the correct tools, but I can't boil water...how does that happen???? LOL your a funny girl Miss Lynn, Big Hugs!

  5. LOL LOL LOL...ok, good. NOW I don't have to drive over and bring you a dang slotted spoon. Good to know.

    Personally, I usually try and "fake it" with a wooden spoon or knife and end up with half my foodies down the drain....LOL. Yeah, Julia would be proud.