After a slightly harrowing drive home yesterday (there was a good snowstorm Wednesday night, so Thursday morning stretches of the highway were not the greatest) the boy and I made it back to Brantford. I have to say, there are few things more satisfying than sleeping in your own bed, wouldn’t you agree?
When we got home and were unpacking and putting away presents, I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of my presents revolved around food. Apparently, my family and friends all realize that I’m quite the foodie!
One that I was VERY excited to get:
First thing on my Christmas list: a new set of pots. An eleven piece set – that is massive to me!
My old pots weren’t of the best quality, so I’m excited to have some nice ones in my kitchen. Of course, I had to test them out come lunchtime.
A can of Amy’s reduced sodium minestrone with some added spinach (on it’s last legs – I need to use that up!) and some leftover turkey I snagged out of my mom’s kitchen. It did the trick – especially considering that we came home to a near-empty fridge and I have no intentions of doing groceries until tomorrow. We make it work.
Another fun foodie-gift:
Slow cooker for my birthday, the cookbook for Christmas from my aunt, uncle and cousin. I’ve already glanced through it and it’s got some really good-looking recipes, including one for Philly Cheesesteaks which Eric is already requesting. They also sent me a silicone baking mat, two cookies-in-a-jar recipes and some dessert candles (pumpkin pie and cinnamon bun). Yup, they know me all too well.
My brother’s girlfriend got me this really cool-looking wooden box.
Like pirate-meets-nature, no?
I immediately found a use for it.
It’s become my tea-box! I love how it looks sitting on my counter.
From the best friend:
An apron with matching oven mitts and a cake server shaped like a show. Ok, I’m a foodie who also loves shoes.
And apparently I’m particularly fond of cupcakes…
There was also utensils, serving platters, chocolate, gift cards for froyo…yea, I think my family knows I like food. A lot.
A somewhat un-foodie-like dinner:
Frozen pizza and carrot sticks. Hey, it worked for me!
Have a great Friday!
<— Did you receive any foodie-like gifts?
<— What pantry/freezer items do you go for when you’re low on groceries? I try to keep canned soup, frozen pizza, and pasta/pasta sauce on hand at all times. And frozen veggies – always prepared!