Back in December of 2008, I packed up my house of stuff and the majority of it has been sitting in storage ever since. This past week, I finally got all the boxes labeled “kitchen” and a few others that weren’t labeled at all, out of storage and into my new home. I haven’t been able to go through all of them yet, but thus far have at least found a lot of my baking gear (YAY!) and some things that I am planning on giving over to a good friend of mine – Geek Girl. Some of it will go to Goodwill for a donation – how many dishes and mugs do one household really need?
One item that I was super stoked to find is my garlic press. While it’s not exactly that hard to mince or chop garlic, I’m technically lazy. *smile* And I finally have all my measuring cups and spoons, which makes baking more easier. Yeah, this house had two men living in it but lacking quite a bit on cooking/baking gear that I think every house should have.
Of course, I also found my ‘man’ cake pan … which I have no idea if it’ll ever get used again. There’s also the ‘winnie-the-pooh’ pan, which will probably never get used again either. I think I see donations there. I am, however, keeping the mini teddy bear cake pan. Good for single serve cakes and other treats.
One thing I haven’t found yet and hope I will in the last few remaining boxes is my cheesecake pan. While I don’t bake them often, I can make a mean one and I have a great recipe for a champagne-raspberry sauce to go with it. And I’ve been craving it lately!