I’ve always heard folks talk about how you should have the right sharp knife to prepare food but I just could never bring myself to spend the money to get one of those expensive knives. I’ve always just used what I had, a variety of inexpensive knives that you get with a wooden storage block at the department store. But Thanksgiving we were talking about dull knives and how all of mine are serrated and can’t be sharpened. My darling daughter-in-law had what she called an “extra knife” and gave it to me. I am now in kitchen heaven! I never realized how hard I had been working with those old knives until I used the “new-to-me” knife she gave me. What a world of difference it really does make! As I was preparing the vegetables for my turkey soup I found chopping carrots was a breeze and they didn’t shoot all over the place. I could cut 5 stalks of celery at the same time like it was nothing and the onions were all chopped before their perfume could make me cry. No more dull knives for me. Now I plan to set aside a little money when I can and get myself a whole set. I am grateful to my daughter-in-law for showing me the error of my thinking and for sharp knives.
I am linking up with Garden of Learning’s Gratitude Challenge and Teaching Good Things 30 Days of Gratitude.