Total mayhem here yesterday after dinner. There were about a dozen of us, including grandchildren and there was paper, ribbons and packaging galore. At one point the living room floor was so covered I feared we'd lose the youngest grandchild.
Yes, I did receive some great cooking-related "toys." One of Glenn's children gave me four 17x25-inch Teflon sheets. Now I can cut them to size and have almost all my cookie sheets, baking pans and cake pans Teflon-lined. Some of them were
Teflon, but that was over 40 years ago and many bakings later. Now they'll have a new life and perhaps another 40 years.
I also received a Zenker cake slicing device
that I'd been coveting. And Glenn's mother gifted me with a beater blade that has "scraper blades" for my KitchenAid mixer. Can't wait to try that.
Best of all, my sweetheart gave me a beautiful 9-speed KitchenAid hand mixer. I've been using a 5-speed one since about 1979 and it just didn't have the get-up-and-go that I sometimes needed. Plus, it was getting a little long in the tooth and balked at some of the more difficult tasks I asked it to do.
My brother is an actor with and on the board of directors of an area theatre and he gave me a cookbook which is a compilation of the best-of-the-best recipes from past and current actors and staff. Some of the recipes darn near made me drool as I read through it.
One of the neatest things, especially because it's just the two of us, is a "split"
pie pan one of my children gave me. It's something that I'm sure we're going to enjoy. It will make it sooooo great to make meat pies for dinner.
I can't wait to play with my new toys!!