Procrastination pays, since it ended up I needed to make a trip for another reason that would result in me driving right by these stores - so, no shipping costs, and no special trip required. Yay!
So, without further ado, I give you July: cutting boards. Exciting, no?
Like many other people, I seem to have amassed a collection of plastic cutting boards. There is SO much information on cutting board safety out there, and so much of it is either not backed up by real science, or contradictory. I've come to the conclusion that there are pros and cons to all materials, and so, I'll stick with wood - and just make sure the boards are cleaned well after use. After all, wood is natural, renewable, and great for knives - the opposite of plastic. So I made a trip to Ikea to pick up a couple of different sizes of cutting boards - the large one I plan on leaving on the counter for quick use for things that can be easily cleaned up (like bread), and smaller ones for meat, etc.
|Small boards, pack of two, $6.99|
|Large board, $19.99|
And August? well, around here, August is canning season, so what better than to replace my old plastic canning funnel with a shiny new stainless steel one? I've had my eye on this for a while, and I'm glad I could "justify" buying it for this challenge!
And of course, I always love an excuse to go to Lee Valley :)
July costs (cutting board): $26.989 + $3.51 tax
August costs (funnel): $11.50 + $1.50 tax