My new kitchen toy

January 4, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Posted in kitchen, kitchen utensils, new toys, Randomness | 6 Comments

I finally got a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for Christmas – YAY!  I’ve been putting off really asking for one because I had the excuse of not having room in my kitchen but finally this year, I broke down and asked Tommy for one for Christmas.  I figured that I could just make room.  I felt that I needed one or my life wouldn’t be complete.  And after many discussions with my good friends Nikki and Clara over which one to get (Nikki made it quite clear that the most important question was “what color do I want?”- ha).  So after making my decision, my wonderful husband bought me exactly what I wanted – the Artisan, 5 qt in…Gloss Cinnamon!  It matches my kitchen so perfectly.  I want to just pet it and look at it.  I’m in love with it.  Best. Gift. Ever. 


My Fab New (Old) Bowls

October 6, 2008 at 2:38 am | Posted in kitchen, kitchen utensils, new toys, Randomness | 12 Comments

I am such a sentimental person in case you haven’t figured that out by now.  Not so long ago I needed a really good mixing bowl since I’ve started baking more.  My mom gave me one that she had – it wasn’t anything special really, but since she gave it to me, it instantly became special.  Last week, I opened the cabinet where my bowls are kept and out rolled that bowl onto the floor and it crashed into about 40 pieces.  I wanted to cry.  When Tommy came home I told him and he felt so bad for me so he told me to buy some new mixing bowls.  I wasn’t that into shopping for “new” mixing bowls.  I wanted that one.  I looked at Bed Bath and Beyond, Linens N Things, WalMart, etc., but I wasn’t into anything.  I decided to look on ebay, so I typed in “mixing bowls” and on the first page came up a Pyrex bowl that was the Spring Blossom pattern.  I instantly knew that I HAD to find a full set of these bowls and buy them immediately!  You see, these were the bowls that my mom had when I was little.  I remember these bowls vividly – no matter where we went, these bowls went.  Since we moved so much, I’m not sure what happened to her set, but I knew I wanted these bowls so everytime that I used them to bake and cook, I would be reminded of growing up. 

I found several sets of these bowls and they were somewhat pricey, but not too bad for vintage Pyrex.  I told Tommy those were the bowls that I wanted so he did a quick search and found a really cheap set on Ebay for me!  He bought them for me right away.  I received them this weekend and I couldn’t be happier!  I used them for the first time tonight and I love them!!!  Thank you to my wonderful husband for buying these for me because he knows what a sentamentalist I am.  : )

Without further adieu….!!!

My new kitchen toys

September 30, 2007 at 11:17 pm | Posted in kitchen utensils, new toys | 1 Comment

In honor of my new love for all things cooking, this weekend I purchased two new kitchen toys that I “needed”.

Saturday morning I attended a silent auction for a charity that I belong to. Many of the items were things I would never want in my house, can’t imagine using, etc. However, there was a Pampered Chef pie pan that I had my eye on. And I won it! 🙂 Now, I just have to find some great recipes to use it!

Also on a completely different spectrum, I bought a meat tenderizer. I am not a big meat eater at all. However, I am trying to broaden my horizons, so we’ll see how it goes. You know in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” when Tula tells her aunt that Ian doesn’t eat meat and the aunt says in disbelief, “What? You don’t eat no meat??”, I am pretty sure that is how a conversation with myself and that aunt would go. : ) Anyway, I used it tonight on chicken breasts and I liked it. I enjoyed the pounding. Something therapeutic about it. HA!

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