♪♫ I don’t wanna grow up…♪♫
I’m a sucker for infomercials. Sure, I know a lot of that stuff they sell is crap, but they’re just so EXCITED! about the product. I don’t buy most of it, but once in a while, I fall victim to their sales pitch. The ShamWow guy does nothing for me. I know I’ll miss Billy Mays, but for now I still see him everyday hawking some miracle product…
About a month ago, I’m watching Cathy Mitchell sell that Redi-Set-Go contraption in a 15-minute spot.
How can you not trust a woman that looks like your favorite Aunt? I was resisting pretty well, until she got to the part where you can make little tiny pizzas.
OMG. Little. tiny. pizzas…
Flashback to the early 70s. I am begging my mother for an Easy Bake oven.
My mother, being the practical woman that she was, decided that baking “dessert for one” — using the power of an ordinary light bulb — was a waste of resources. Her solution was to hand me a box of Betty Crocker cake mix and a big ol’ cake pan. Under her supervision, I baked my first cake. I was certainly proud of it… but it didn’t satisfy my desire for baking tiny cakes in a tiny oven.
Sadly, I was never the proud owner of an Easy Bake oven. I never made tiny cakes, cupcakes or cookies. I never opened my own “Little Princess Bakery”. In time, I grew older and let those memories fade into the past. That is, until Aunt Cathy and her Redi-Set-Go thingy appeared on one of my rarely-viewed cable channels at 3:15 in the morning. Aunt Cathy knew me. She channeled my childhood memories and hooked me… reeling me in was a piece of cake pizza.
I sat there in my jammies, my eyes glued to the TV, watching her make all sorts of tiny goodies. There were bite-sized cinnamon rolls, little eggs with a tater tot cooked inside, tiny cakes, pigs-in-blankets, burritos for one, appetizers for a crowd of 2, and of course — little, tiny pizzas! It was shiny! It was bright red! It was easy to use, and it was going to be mine! All mine — because I am no longer 10 years old, I don’t have to wait for “Santa” to bring me one, and (most importantly) I have a CREDIT CARD!!!
My Redi-Set-Go dohicky arrived yesterday. I have my grocery list ready, and soon — SOON! — I’ll be making little tiny pizzas. Weeeeee!
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