The newest addition to our family Christmas celebration shook his head in wonder as we opened presents. "Do you guys give each other anything except kitchen gear?" he asked.
Well, I also got Guitar Hero World Tour. But mostly, no.
This year, my sister got me a Rotato express. For years, I've joked about buying one--in that not really joking way where you knew that some day, I was going to stagger home from a discount kitchen warehouse with a Rotato in tow. My sister got tired of waiting for the inevitable denouement.
I am pleased to report that for an "As Seen on TV" product, the Rotato Express is surprisingly useful. I do not honestly expect it to last all that long--the plastic construction does not exactly scream "heirloom quality". But it was awesome during Christmas dinner prep, peeling an entire bag of potatoes about as fast as I could stick them on the bottom prongs, adjust the peeling arm, and press a button. The vats full of scalloped potatoes traditionally consumed by my family at Christmas have never been so painless. If anyone has any advice on prologinging the life of their Rotato, I will be an avid listener.