Today I bring you three
Christmas Kitchen Treasures!
Three items I got for Christmas and treasure in my kitchen! I haven't had a chance to blog about them for obvious reasons, but I want to share them with you now!
A couple years ago I decided that my recipe box just wasn't functional and that I much preferred a book! My mom had already started a book of her own using all kinds of delightful scrapbook paper and stickers to coordinate with all her favorite recipes. I might get to that point one day, but at the time I just wanted to ditch the recipe box and put my recipe cards in sleeves in a notebook! Mom joined me in the project and we discovered that you could take a high quality sheet protector, put in a large recipe card, and then use the sewing machine to sew a seam across the page and the put in another recipe card, so one sheet protector would hold two large recipe cards perfectly! I set up my notebook. It's just plain white with plain dividers, but it serves its purpose and I enjoy having a book! It's so much more convenient and all my recipes are protected in a plastic cover in case I splatter or spill!
For Christmas, Mom got me a large recipe binder! It's made for exactly the project we had in mind with beautiful, already labeled dividers, sheet protectors, and recipe pages! I love it! I have been so busy with new house and new baby projects I haven't "moved in" to my new recipe book yet because I really want to take time and enjoy the organizing process, but setting up my notebook is rapidly moving up my "to do" project list as I strike off the necessary projects in order! I think I might get to it this very weekend!!
Another gift she got me was this great set of melamine bowls! I have been wanting some for a while now and I found this set at Sam's over Christmas! I mentioned them to mom and she went and got them for me! I LOVE them! I use them almost every day! They are great because they have a non-skid ring on the bottom, I have one in every size I could possibly need, they nest for easy storage and they have spill proof lids! These are being added to my "every kitchen must have" list!
And my #1 favorite and another kitchen must have for EVERY KITCHEN is the new food saver she got me! Are you kidding me? I was using the zip lock freezer storage system prior to this and it doesn't even compare. I had no idea how very very easy a food saver was to use and how much I would use it! I am doing a lot more cooking ahead and freezing and lot less throwing away!
This past week I made chicken casserole (Chris' favorite meal ever) and I multiplied the recipe by 4. We had chicken casserole for dinner that night and then I froze 2 dinner size casseroles and 2 lunch size (1/2) casseroles. Chris pulled one out Saturday for lunch! I think it's safe to say that we both love our food saver! :-)