Spatulas, also known as "rubber scrapers" or "those flippy thingies," are indispensible kitchen instruments. My mother always referred to these
as "spatulas," and I confess to going through a dark period in my life when I was convinced she was wrong. I was determined to call them "rubber scrapers," but.... I've mellowed over the years and softened my stance on the term. I've learned that "spatula" is a broad word for a flexible tool for spreading or lifting food and other materials - even plaster!
Just look at all the spatulas I found on google!
Spatula it is, then. A Rubber Spatula.
I do love using foreign words in my vocabulary, particularly when said in proper accent with eyebrows raised slightly to show my breeding and class. Although in this case, I have not gone so far as to say "spuh - TOO - lah," it may be only a matter of time before I impress someone with my flair for Italian.
Today's Small Thing is easy - aren't they all? It is to organize your spuh-TOO-lahs and other kitchen utensils.
You may have them in a drawer or sticking out of a container like a bouquet of flowers, but chances are they might be a bit sloppy. Take one minute to straighten up the drawer or fluff the spatula bouquet....and if you can sing "That's Amore" with an Italian accent while doing it, so much the better.
Song of the Day: That's Amore, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra
Where are YOUR spuh-TOO-lahs? Drawer, vase or somewhere else?