Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My kitchen could use some birthday presents

My birthday wish list is extremely Betty Crocker this year.

Not too sexy, but it’s true.

My family firmly believes in wish lists, so with lucky number 29 right around the corner, and Christmas not too far behind, I found myself drafting up something to send to my parents the other day. The majority of the ideas I came up with center around the kitchen, and cooking.

I already got a great roasting pan from my boyfriend — it’s been used once (see photo, above), and now I need to find space in an already-crammed kitchen for my newest piece of lovin’ for the oven. While I’m at it, perhaps I should find room for the following items, just in case:

Potato peeler
The broken one currently taking up precious space in the utensil drawer is a prime example of getting what I paid for.

9-by-13 baking dish
My Pyrex collection is pretty extensive, but somehow I don’t own what seems to be THE most common size of baking dish.

Storage set
Another Pyrex gimme-gimme, these glass dishes (with blue lids, no less) would be a classier, longer-lasting swap-out for some of the nasty Tupperware we’re using now.

I think I’d get a lot of use from “The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh.” I’d also like “Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life” because I love the recipes in “The Naked Chef” and think Jamie Oliver is quite pukka, to poach one of his phrases.

Subscription to Food & Wine
Bon Appetit, I love you, but I feel it’s time to diversify my food porn. Just a little.

A couple items that didn’t make the birthday list, but that I might ask Santa for, include a Belgian waffle maker — pancakes don’t always cut it — and KitchenAid Stand Mixer pasta roller and cutter attachments, because I would love to try making my own pasta.


  1. Lo! I have a Belgian waffle maker that can also make heart shaped waffles. Cutest thing ever! I hope you get some of your wish list items. I have some Junior League cookbooks that I never really those interest you?

  2. Subscription to Food and Wine for $12/yr:

    Get one. I'll send you a check later. :-)

  3. I think you need to move the waffle maker to the front of your list. Heart shaped waffles are gay in a good way;)

  4. ooh ooh ooh i got the KitchenAid Stand Mixer for Christmas & i was so excited. i can't believe i haven't used it yet, but i'm going to open that box this week to make some Swedish gingersnaps. do you have any of the other attachments? i'm already planning what to ask for next :)

  5. Chris got me the pasta maker attachment for Christmas, which I'm super excited to use. We also have the slicer/grinder that works on veggies, fruits and hard cheeses -- great when you've got tons of zucchini to grate for zucchini bread!