They should have 12 step programs for people like me. (No, I’m not talking about drinking. That’s not a problem. That’s a hobby!)
I’m talking about kitchen supplies.
I love them.
I want them all.
I can’t contain myself when I’m in a kitchen store.
HI. I’M CHRISTINA, AND I’M A COOKWARE ADDICT.
There, I said it.
Phew, I feel so much better now!
So this past weekend, I spent a lot of money on 2 things: kitchen supplies and booze. My bank account is hemorrhaging, and not because I made it drink the whiskey I bought. (RULES FOR LIFE: Drink your own goddamn whiskey. Quit feeding it to inanimate objects.)
But I have no regrets! Want to know why? Because I made these:
Yes, those are cream puffs. Like, the French kind. You know, filled with homemade whipped cream and strawberries. (I also filled some with chocolate pastry cream. No big deal.)
Except here’s the thing. In order to do this, I had to buy a pastry bag. (BEST DECISION. I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS.) But then I was at the kitchen store, and I bought a few other things too… (don’t judge, they were calling to me). And then I was told that if I spend $2 more I get a free subscription to Bon Appetit magazine…SO I DID IT.
I wasn’t lying when I said I had a problem.
So on top of that splurge, I also purchased 3 bottles of liquor. Cointreau (NOT CHEAP, HOLY SHIT), Woodinville Whiskey (local WA whiskey distillery about an hour outside of Seattle), and Hendricks gin (you’ll discover the true power of cucumbers when you drink this).
So, suffice it to say, I’m pretty broke now. But guess what? I’m also drunk! And drunk on fucking delicious booze, too! AND I CAN MAKE PASTRIES.
So really, I don’t see the downside here. Do you?