Yesterday Mister and I went shopping. It’s been a long time since the 2 of us shopped like this. I had a list and some coupons and was on a mission to replace some things and wanted his opinion. I love to shop with him.
First stop, not on my list but his, was Sports Chalet. He wanted me to have an easy to carry water bottle for our hikes since he’s going to start running and leaving me hiking on my own. He normally humps a Camelback. I also needed a whistle. Isn’t he thoughtful?
Next was Bed, Bath and Beyond and here’s where I did some major damage. I had 20% off coupons from before September 2011 😀 I love BB&B!
We eat a lot of stir fried foods and even though I lived in Okinawa for 6 years I’ve never owned a wok. It’s been on my wish list for a long time, but it seems like other things always bumped it down the list. I also wanted a spider since they’re great for poaching eggs.
I bought the cheapest salad spinner I could find. I didn’t want a fancy one, and I wanted a small one since I normally wash our greens after I’ve chopped them. My current dressing carafe leaks so it needed replacing. The storage jar is the first of several I’ll be buying for my non-gluten baking goods. And the Spirooli! I can’t wait to start using it for zucchini noodles, etc. Huge shout out and “thank you” to Mel for all of our back and forth texting and email conversations about this lovely 😀
I have had Henckels knives for about 5 years. Mister bought me paring and utility knives for Christmas one year, and it was an immediate love affair. I never knew I was that capable with a kitchen knife until I had a quality one to use. Good knives, and a good cutting board (I use bamboo), are miracle makers, and while I’ve always loved to cook, those 3 items ramped up my skills. The next year I bought myself a 5 1/2″ Santoku knife and just about swooned. It was so much better than my slicing knife. I’ve had a steel for a while, but lately my knives have felt like I needed to sharpen them more often. Yesterday, I found out that the steel I have been using wasn’t hard enough for the Henckels. I went in to the store to buy myself a Chef’s knife, but ended up with a 7″ Santoku instead after my 30 minute conversation with the “knife guy.” I had to go find Mister afterward, since he got bored and wandered off. LOL I still have that chef’s knife and a peeling knife on my wish list. I also have the bread knife, but am now considering taking it off the list since, hey!, I don’t eat bread anymore. 😉
I headed over to another store to look at sheets but decided on some at BB&B and trotted back in there to snatch them.
I have 1 more purchase to make. I want a Lodge 6-qt Enameled Dutch Oven, and a Lodge 8-9″ skillet, then I’ll be set.
Mister’s 35 mile bike ride had him dragging and he wanted lunch at Olive Garden. Of course, by that time it was 1:30. What I ordered was okay, and I left food there instead of bringing it home. Since we ate so late we ended up just having a snack at 8 last night.
I guess I’ve made up my mind about which version of Dear Jane I want to do. I had posted a photo of an Amish version in this blog post, and this morning I ordered this:
303 cotton swatches.
Still haven’t sewn this weekend. I did stitch last night during the LSU game. Boy was THAT something to raise my blood pressure.
Today’s a lazy day. A little bit of laundry, and decide how to prepare some salmon for dinner tonight, are my only have-to-dos for the day. Want to get a Wild & Goosey block stitched up and then get on my Civil War Club tablerunner.