A bit ago someone was visiting as I was getting lunch ready for the childcare kiddos. Lunch time is a topsy-turvy time in my day. The kids are hungry, tired and impatient. I need to be as quick as I can.
On this particular day I was serving pancakes. The fastest way I have discovered to cut them up is with a pizza cutter. I use it often for cutting up more things than simply pizza. Quesadillas, sandwiches, French toast, waffles, sausages…all sorts of things cut easy with a pizza cutter. My visitor was surprised and had only used a pizza cutter for cutting pizza.
I went to explain that I used other things a little non-traditionally. I have three different sizes of scoops. The largest is technically an ice cream scoop. I use that to scoop muffin batter into muffin tins all the time. It’s my monster cookie scoop too. (recipe for those here) When I make pudding for the kiddos I use this scoop to fill their cups with pudding.
The middle scoop is for regular cookies and the smallest is for Waffle Cookies (recipe here) I use some of these for serving food to the kiddos too. If it’s a “new” food and I’m sure they might not like it. I give them a “try” amount-the small scoop.
Here’s the big scoop in action….It’s PERFECT for filling muffins. This is Anne’s Banana Muffins. I make them ALL THE TIME. Recipe here.
I use a kitchen scissors for lots of things too….cutting grill cheese sandwiches in half…cutting freeze pops in half….Cutting up frozen bacon to add to a pot of homemade baked beans…the list goes on.
So…I thought I’d ask all of you. Is there a kitchen utensil that you use in a non-traditional way. Is there a utensil that you wouldn’t live without? I’d love to learn more uses for my utensils.