I was having a Sesame Street moment as I thought the letter for this week is C. We have so many C items it was hard to choose, but I decided to pick the C item that gets the most use in my home, the Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush.
What is interesting is that I use it less for basting then I do other things. I use it to easily spread oil on my stoneware and my metal pans. It gives me an excuse to play for a moment as I paint my pans with oil. Sometimes I take a moment to let my inner child play and paint an oil picture and then I paint over it and prepare it for whatever I am putting on it next. Other times I do use it for brushing sauces, butter or oil on whatever I am cooking at that moment. There is something about having a brush in my hand that makes me tap into my inner artist. Even if what I am painting is the slices of tofu with my Maple Bourbon sauce, I can have fun painting my “canvas”
One of the features I love most is the hook on the handle which allows the brush to rest on the side of the bowl or measuring cup that my “paint” is in. I never have to worry about it sliding into the “paint” and my having to dig it out, clean it off and pray it did not slip in again. That hook sometimes reminds me of my faith. How it is my faith that allows me to hang on to my relationship with my Higher Power and know I am going to be okay.
I love that the brush is made of silicone so it doesn’t stain or retain odors, but more importantly, the bristles are not falling out and on to my food. I used to hate having to pick bristle’s off my food as a child when my mother had basted food with her brush. One of the things I love about our products is that there is always some little feature that just about nobody knows or thinks about. For example, you can actually take the head off of the handle if you need to clean it or under it. I never knew that until today and had to roll into my kitchen to see if that was really true. In the 3 years I have had mine, I never knew the head was removable. But isn’t that true of our life in general. There is always something we do not know about even our best friends or spouses. Not anything life changing but some little thing about them that they never thought about sharing. It also reminds me of all the little things I learned when I was in seminary. Nothing earth shattering but little things that made me go wow, I didn’t know that. Like finding out that a lot of the stories in the Old Testament are two stories merged into one. If you are feeling like you need to have this brush in your toolbox as Thanksgiving approaches, just let me know or go to pamperedchef.biz/sharonjacobson