Yes, I totally do. Especially if it's the cooking kind hehehe. If you ever come to my house, you'll get the chance to see bountiful of them in my kitchen and in the store room.
Just like how some people go crazy over the latest phones or games or apps or home electronics, I would go bonkers over the latest cooking and baking gadgets, quirky utensils or handy cake decorating tools. I can literally spend hours just browsing from aisle to aisle and not buy anything OR come out with the basket filled to the brim.
So, when I read on Verde's blog about how easy it was to cook and how fast it took her to savor her cooking, I just can't resist and straightaway put in an order :). This happened last year during the month of Ramadhan but me being the great procrastinator, could only put it to good use last night after reading on KS's blog on her grilled chicken, yet again :) .
I present to you, the great Chefel pan :D
I marinated several pieces of chicken in soy sauce, black pepper, sesame oil, honey and a dash of garlic powder in a ziploc. Left them for an hour in the fridge. While waiting for magic to happen, I peeled six large russet potatoes and cubed them to be boiled in salty water to make mash potatoes.
While the potatoes were boiling away happily in the pot, I chucked in the marinated chicken in the Chefel pan. Closed the lid tight and got working on my black pepper mushroom gravy. Half way through, I opened the lid and tossed in chunky bits of carrot and broccoli. Shut the lid tight again and turned it over. Easy peasy!
All in all, it took me just an hour to cook everything. The keyword here is MULTITASKING! Zareef was extremely happy that he got to eat his grilled chicken with roasted veggies and mash potatoes with gravy.
Zara didn't want the chicken but ate her plate clean of roasted carrots and mash potatoes with gravy.
Mommy? Mommy had everything on her plate and wiped it clean :)
ps: Thanks Verde and Matun for the inspiration and motivation :D