remember when i moved and forgot to empty out that drawer in the kitchen….you know, the half sized drawer to the left of the oven….that was home to all my baking utensils. sigh. (small tear) and yes, yes….i went back to my old apartment as soon as i realized the mistake i had made…they graciously let me back in to see if perhaps everything was still safe and sound….but alas….that kind of luck doesn’t usually follow me around :) someone made a fortunate find…and i hope they are enjoying some cookies…or a slice of pie this very moment.
last night began “project restock.” the danger of this project is finding all the fun tools i didn’t even own before….but want to justify a need for now that i know they exist. my wish list has grown beyond the tools i previously owned…..t-r-o-u-b-l-e. shopping for bakeware utensils is fun and sparks the imagination….but it’s also dangerous. do i need a flour wand?!?….no. but it’s pretty….and how lovely would my mom’s buns be with a light dusting of flour?!?….very. :)
even the salesman at Williams-Sonoma saw an opportunity when i explained my moving woes and his first suggestions was….”so you probably need a scale then, huh?!” heehee…thanks, but i think i’ll stick with the $10 pastry blender that i actually need instead of the $50 scale….but A for effort on the up-sale sir!
thanks to Williams-Sonoma and Martha Stewart i am now back in business with a pastry blender, a fluted pastry wheel, a rolling-pin, biscuit cutters and a cooling rack….more to come…but on a different paycheck…this should do for now :)