Betty Moses

When the nubile Britney Spears sang “Oops, I did it again,” I’m sure she was singing about love, romance or something similar.

The thing that I did again has nothing to do with relationships, bad or good.

What it does have to do with is my total lack of willpower when it comes to making major purchases of certain objects that occupy large areas of counter space in my kitchen and have the capability of making contributions to my well-being with the pleasure one can experience from a good meal.

This is the latest example of my weakness.

About three weeks ago, two of my office buddies happened to mention some really good hot wings they were making with their air fryers. My ears perked up when they mentioned air frying. I’m always curious about new kitchen gadgets and can spend hours watching late night TV infomercials while this blond-haired man named Eric turns out amazing amounts of food cooked in the latest power implement he is promoting.

About a year ago, I succumbed to temptation and clicked one button on Amazon and became the owner of a six-quart Power Pressure Cooker XL.

When it arrived, I, who have limited counter space, was amazed at how large and how heavy this cooker was and how difficult it would be to store it when not in use.

After my son Mickey cooked the first roast in this amazing electric appliance — it was delicious — I realized that I would not be turning out delicious meals on my own. My Power Pressure Cooker XL was too large and too heavy for this 82-year-old grandmother to use all by myself.

It now rests on top of my refrigerator.

After that, I vowed I would not be watching infomercials during the wee hours of morning, but my office buddies caused me to forget my vows when one of them brought her air fryer to the office and gave me some hot wings she made with it.

The wings were delicious and I was hooked.

Two clicks on my iPhone and my Power AirFryer Oven was on the way. Two days later, UPS left a huge box on my front porch and I became the owner of a large black egg-shaped object that was much larger than I expected it to be.

Yesterday, my son Jeff had an excellent dinner prepared when I came home from work, and fried chicken made with the air fryer was the star of the meal.

I must admit the chicken was delicious, even though I was not home to guide him through the correct preparation of the bird.

Hot wings will certainly be on the menu this weekend.

I am happy with this latest appliance, but I am very angry that infomercials are now pitching the latest appliance on late night TV —the Instant Pot.

Evidently that power pressure cooker I purchased a year ago is now obsolete, but I refuse to watch anyone demonstrating this new Instant Pot.

I do not need it.

Get thee behind me, Amazon.

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