Monday, July 22, 2013

Good Day for Kitchen Stuff

Today was grocery day, an event that can take me to several stores and is an exhausting day-long process (to this non-shopper anyway).  So, it's always a big deal when I find something exciting in the midst of canned goods and dairy products.
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I went looking for a silicone whisk today.  I keep rusting my metal ones.  Said confession will show that I tend to leave dishes in water longer than I should, I guess, but regardless of how it happens, my whisks run to rust.  I recently bought a Faberware silicone spoon and loved it, so I thought I'd give their whisk a try.  I used it tonight and at first I was a little uncertain.  The lack of resistance felt odd at first.  However, by the time my roux was done, I was in love with it.

Of course, now I've run across negative reviews saying that water tends to pool in the handle in the dishwasher. . .   Given my propensity to let dishwater sit. . ..  On the other hand, given how much I paid for it ($7, an unheard of amount for me to fling out on a kitchen utensil), I expect I'll take good care of it.
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My other exiting purchase was pint-and-a-half wide mouth mason jars!  Have you ever?!?!  

I can't be the only one who has filled up a pint and needed more or poured into a quart and had too much room left over.  

Furthermore, I'll only use wide mouth jars--can someone tell me why they even still make those tiny mouthed ones?

Anyhow, I am over-the-top excited about these jars--despite the fact that I've got to wash them first.


  1. I've got some of these jars and they are AWSOME! Also, thanks for stopping by and visiting my kettle dyed yarn with koolaid. I don't know if it would work with cross stitch'd have to give it a go! Also, you are a no-reply blogger! :(

  2. I am so glad I found these jars!

    I am planning on trying cross stitch fabric, and will let you know if it works!

    AH! Thanks for the heads up, Marilyn! I have fixed the pesky no reply problem!