Lisa has a history of making wild purchases that she forgets about almost immediately. She’ll deny it, but there’s a legacy of clothes in her wardrobe that were bought years ago, but still sport the label from the shop. And there’s a wide range of obscure tat that inhabits our house that testify to the fact that she’s an impulse shopper par excellence.
The story of the juicer comes to mind. For months, all I heard about was how fantastic a juicer would be for us. We could make our own fruit juices and live long, healthy fulfilled happy lives with the taste of tropical drinks never far from our lips.
The juicer was used a maximum of 3 times and was offloaded to another impulse shopper via eBay after it was discovered at the back of a kitchen cupboard.
So, history has been repeating itself lately. “You know what we really need?” she asked. But it wasn’t really a question. “A bread maker.” It was one of those moments where a spousal decision had already been made without me.
However, Lisa knows that any failure in the breadmaker project will result in universal ridicule. She’s baking every other day at the moment, and trying out some unusual bread recipes. And so far, she’s managed to justify the purchase.
I remain convinced that this is one of Lisa’s faddy purchases and it’ll go the way of the juicer before long. Why? Because she’s admitted that the cost of baking your own bread is roughly the same as buying it and there’s a much higher investment in time, which we’re already short on. The only ‘benefit’ is that home-made bread is apparently healthier because it has less additives and stuff.
It’ll be interesting to look back on this post in a few years time and see how Project Loaf turned out….
[tags]Lisa, Hare Brained Schemes, Baking, Cookery[/tags]