Since we moved about 8 times a year, we packed pretty light. Not having electricity and packing water, we didn't have much use for a lot of kitchen gadgets either. This is my list of 5 kitchen items I think every cowgirl needs. They are the 5 I couldn't live without.
1. Cast Iron Skillet.
Cast iron is awesome! You can use it on the stove, in the oven, or even the campfire. It is easy to clean and helps prevent anemia. You can use a skillet to fry and egg, bake biscuits, cook a steak, or bake a cake. It is super versatile. Have I mentioned they make a great tool for self defense? Or attitude adjustments?*
2. Cast Iron Dutch Oven.
Like a cast iron skillet, it can be used anywhere. I used mine much as a crockpot. I can adapt any crockpot recipe to cook in a dutch oven in my oven. The biggest obstacle I had was getting it to fit in a camper oven!
3. Mixing Bowl.
Mixing up biscuits, pancake batter, or scrambling eggs is definitely easier if you have a decent bowl to do it in.
4. Wooden Spoon.
You have to have something to stir with. The nice thing about a wooden spoon is it won't melt, so it can be used on the stove top, and if you don't have a potholder, you can use it to lift the lid off a dutch oven. They are also pretty cheap, so you can replace them very easily.
Comes in handy flipping pancakes and eggs, or serving dinner.
What are 5 kitchen tools you can't live without?
*The Rambling Ranch Wife does not condone adjusting spouse's attitude with a cast iron skillet. The threat alone of using said skillet should do the trick! ;)