Food thermometers are a necessity in restaurants. But for home cooked meals, it is optional. I’d like to have one just in case I would cook steak and thick pork chops. I’ve always wanted to cook a big nice juicy steak perfectly without having to cut open the meat to know if it’s cooked or not. I’m not an expert in cooking. I may not need this, but that’s why it’s a “want.” Take a look at this item at: http://www.amazon.com/Weber-6492-Original-Instant-Read-Thermometer/dp/B009IH0BZ0/
Planning to replace plastic food containers with glass. With my hectic schedule as a parent (yes it can get very busy even for a stay-at-home mom), I am learning and practicing on how to cook ahead and store/freeze cooked food, pre-cut vegetables and other ingredients. Using glass also eliminates worries (especially worried in-laws and relatives) about plastic melting and contaminating food when microwaved. To me, using glass makes easier and food smell doesn’t stick around unlike plastic does.
I have been looking for a heat resistant small spatula for my mini frying pan. I just learned that it is also called a “mini turner.” I browsed through Amazon and found the Jo!e Lil Flip Nylon Egg Spatula. Currently it’s $5.62 and eligible for free shipping through Prime Membership.