- Chia Pet – tacky!!
- Obscure kitchen gadgets – that’s me!
- A wig – “Only really reminds us about how often mom can make us want to pull out her hair!”
- Socks – this must be akin to ties for Father’s Day
- Pots and pans – cook, woman, cook!
- Vacuum cleaner – only if this was specifically requested
- Popcorn – tins of popcorn are only acceptable from work suppliers during the holidays
This little gem works like a charm! Press the button, insert, twist and a perfectly hulled strawberry emerges. Even 8-year-old Dova can handle it. It will also save my marriage because I always complain that Doug lops off too much of the strawberry when he uses a knife.
I absolutely love fresh pineapple but hate the huge time sink and mess of cutting one up. This pineapple slicer and corer took all of 30 seconds to extract the juicy pineapple slices from a fresh pineapple. A co-worker joked that you could use the leftover shell as a huge drinking cup for a tropical themed party. Well, it would work if you didn’t core right through the pineapple like a did the first time. But, we can still pretend.
For over ten years, I have used the the Apple Master Apple Peeler, Corer, and Slicer for peeling, coring and slicing apples for apple pies. The kids have loved the tradition of peeling apples for Thanksgiving pies. Here’s a shot of Adam from 2007:
I’ve always had issues setting up this contraption because the core has to be lined up exactly or else you have to touch it up afterward. Sometimes the peeling blade cuts too deep, sometimes it misses huge sections. So when I spotted the Starfrit peeler and read the reviews, I jumped on it. I peeled one apple and it came out perfect with far less waste. Can’t wait to make the next apple pie, because you know we love pie around here.
Hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day!