"Alexa, how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?”
“Alexa, set a timer for 35 minutes.”
“Alexa, find a recipe for stuffed bell peppers.”
“Alexa, remind me to order groceries online, Thursday evening.”
If someone had told me 10 years ago, that I would be using a speaker in my kitchen as a personal assistant, controlling my crock pot from a phone application, and ordering groceries from my phone and having them delivered to my house, I would most likely have laughed and asked what color my flying car might be and if the dishwasher could put away the dishes too?!
While we’re still a long way from flying cars and dishwashers smart enough to unload themselves (I guess that would be robot?), I am pleased with the technology available in today’s kitchen. One of my new year’s resolutions was to “Be more tech savvy.” My tech accomplishments thus far include the following:
I’m averaging one new technical accomplishment a month and it's only April!
I will admit that online grocery shopping has grown on me. While I have encountered a few challenges, there are several things I love about it. If you’re on the fence about trying it out or if you’re interested in learning more because it’s coming to your area soon, I will happily share my “Yays and Yucks” from my personal online grocery shopping and delivery experiences.
I have truthfully had more “Yays” than “Yucks” and am looking forward to the rest of year and honestly what the next 10 years of technology will bring -- not only to my kitchen but to my online shopping experience. If you have any tech savvy tips, please send them my way!
For your reading pleasure this week: