The kitchen tools I currently use to create a salad: bowl, knife, cutting board.
The kitchen tools my Pampered Chef consultant suggests I use to create a salad: stainless mixing bowl with silicone bottom, prep bowls, crinkle cutter, Chillzanne bowl, food chopper, egg slicer, cutting board, knife with sharpening case, chef's tongs, garlic press, measure-mix-and-pour, and the Ultimate Slice & Grate.
Since I am smart enough to know that all these tools would not simplify my life and would simply take up more room in my tiny kitchen, I vowed not to buy much, if anything at all, at the Pampered Chef Party I attended this week.
And, yet, I somehow ended up purchasing a deluxe mini-muffin pan, a mini-tart shaper, a crinkle cutter, and small bowl caddy set, enough merchandise to qualify me for the free batter bowl. Free! But not really free, as I remember writing a check for these items, which are going to help me cut cucumbers prettier and make cute mini tarts (tarts? what was I thinking? what is a tart anyway?).
It was the champagne shopping.