Last Monday DH and I went to Chermside (a big shopping centre here in Brisbane) as I was determined to use a gift card that Myer had sent me for my birthday. I usually forget to use such things/offers until they have expired but this time I was on a mission! As well as the little 'present' from Myer, I had other gift cards which had been given to me and after much thought, I decided to use all the Myer gift cards to buy a slow cooker. I've 'hummed and hahed' about buying such an appliance for ages...the main stumbling block is that I don't have much storage room in my tiny galley-style kitchen. Also just last Saturday we had a small family get together and I served up a casserole made in my very large corning ware casserole dish...it cooked perfectly in my wall oven. So why buy a slow cooker?
I'm of the opinion that when you get gift cards you should firstly make sure that you use them and that secondly you buy things with your heart not just with your head. Does that make sense...wants more than needs???
DH is excitedly waiting for my next experiment with the slow cooker...lamb shanks...that's tomorrow!
(PS Regarding storage of the slow cooker...it now lives in the built in cupboard in the 'office' which leads off the kitchen. The first spot I chose wasn't a good idea...in an overhead cupboard in the kitchen which I need a small stepladder to access...it was too heavy for me to get down while balancing on the ladder).