Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a question for you. A critical question in which you must weigh the relative merits of (a) a clutter-free life and a healthy checkbook against the merits of (b) lovely Sunday mornings spent eating adorable little pancakes filled with preserves.
Despite repeated efforts to eliminate all kitchenware catalogs from my mailbox and product alerts from my email inbox, sometimes a very appealing single-use kitchen item enthralls me to the degree that I mention it weekly to someone - usually Ben - and begin to dream of the improved life that this single-use item will bring me. Never mind that it will cause clutter. Never mind that it probably costs a bit much for a single-use item. Never mind that I already have cupboards full of cooking implements.
That's an ebelskiver pan, the item I've been obsessing about for roughly one and one-half years. According to Williams-Sonoma, the pan has been improved. Thanks, W-S, for spurring on my deep interest in making tiny pancakes filled with jam for lazy Sunday morning. Thanks a lot. Images of Ben and I, knee-deep in the Sunday New York Times and listening to really good music while munching on ebelskivers, fill my head.
I must resist. Right? Or do you think this ebelskiver pan will enhance my life?