- to make waffles
- to fail to make up one’s mind
First- here’s a link on how to make waffles out of just about everything from Food Network Magazine
Which I saw last month and thought, ” More Waffles, More Often!” and wondered briefly if I could, if I should, if I would…..but because it was November AND I’m a pilgrim – a Foodways Pilgrim, no less – I didn’t actually get further then that on that thought.
And then I moved.
Which is actually another story, but a part of this one.
Because it’s not the first time I’ve moved. In this century.
It’s the third time.
And there were the three previous moves with my son….
And the three moves when I was single.
Except some of them were winter rentals and I moved home each summer….. so I’ve had some experience with the planning/picking/packing…
With the help of brothers, trucks, nephew, son – lots of help from the son – sister, mother, even a cousin who sent housewarming plants, I’m about 95 % moved in and in the unpacking stage. Because of the time lag between when I put things in boxes, and that I wasn’t the only one putting things into boxes, it’s a little bit of a surprise every-time I open another box. Like an endless game of Let’s Make A Deal…..with myself.
Because the new space is small, some things just need to go, go, be gone.
Is the waffle iron one of those things?
Does it get enough use to justify, to pay for it’s space? Is it space worthy?
My son and I have a long history of waffles……and since waffles are a part of our New Years Morning traditional breakfast, the iron is on the safe list until then.
I also need to curate my cookbook collection. Marion Cunningham is safer then safe, for one.
Also clothes, cleaning supplies, pencils…you name it, it has to earn a place.
But all of this THINKING about place made me think maybe Michael Pollan
and so many other food wise gurus are wrong, wrong wrong about why people got out of the kitchen. They generally say something about woman going into the workplace in the ’60’s, which is a little late for the exodus as far as I can see. I think it’s people on the move. Every time you move, all systems are GONE. When you have to think about where every spoon might be, when don’t know if the dishes are in the cupboard or in a box, when the counter is now to the right instead of the left and the trash is around the fridge which is near the sink…..anyhow, I think Americans on the move have more to do with people eating out then woman entering the workplace. More on this later.
Warning to family: There will be an extra box under the tree at Christmas, of things that no longer fit in Auntie’s Pantry.