I know it sounds stupid to get excited about a little kitchen tool - but I use 'my little spatula' every time I cook. Actually it's not mine - it's Mom's secondhand find. I don't actually have one in my hopechest yet. But I will - I spotted one in the Lehmans catalog.
Here is what the descriptions says: Mixes, serves, scrapes, turns, drains, removes and chops. The secret is the special angled, slotted and sharpened working end. Some of our employees can't make a meal without using it at least once - it even accompanies them to the table.
So - there you have it. My favorite kitchen item and part of future hopechest stash. Do you have a favorite??