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Old 11-28-2015, 03:34 PM   #1
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Dear Santa: Gifts for the cook...

I thought this might be a fun thread for ideas, both for the things you'd like to have, and gifts you'll be giving.

My older son doesn't have a knife block for his drawer full of dull knives. The SousChef sharpened them all for him when we were there thanksgiving, and I just ordered this knife block to be delivered to his door free from Amazon, asap. He needs it now, before we return to his house for Christmas. This block looks and sounds like a good thing. Does anyone have it?

Amazon.com: Kapoosh Dice Knife Block, Bamboo Wood: Universal Knife Block: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:17 PM   #2
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It is good to act/ buy something when you first discover the idea. I used to have a magnetic strip attached between the top cupboards and counter. Always bumping the knives off. Yes, I use, and like the knife block I have now. Got it at an estate sale.

I had a wooden twist type wine opener, the only metal was the actual screw. It, and my wooden handled pizza cutter both broke the same week this summer. I bought a new wine opener, it's still un-used. I thought I would put a pizza cutter on my wish list, and just use a sharp knife for now. Something the kids can get. I don't like them spending too much.
I might suggest they shop at Penzeys for something special and just surprise me.

For the Jr's I am getting them some Bbq tools, including a better thongs . They both grill cook.

For Dx I am buying her a more functional instant read thermometer for sure. I'm sure she will make a wish list too. Us guys do better with a list in hand.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:23 PM   #3
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I had a Kapoosh and liked it, but it did not hold my entire collection of knives I use, it just gets tighter till you can't pu in another knife.

I killed my instant read thermometer...need to get a couple more.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:26 PM   #4
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For the Jr's I am getting them some Bbq tools, including a better thongs . They both grill cook.
I don't think ANY thong provides enough coverage for grilling. Or are you talking about flip flops?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:36 PM   #5
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I'm getting my new mom daughter a rice cooker. She's starting to cook again, and is finding that her crock pot is a wonderful device with a new baby, as it can be ignored as needed (the crock pot, not the baby!). A rice cooker is in the same category.

I used to think a rice cooker was an unnecessary special purpose device until I got one. Now I wish I would have bought one decades ago.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:49 PM   #6
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I don't think ANY thong provides enough coverage for grilling. Or are you talking about flip flops?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
O my. I wasn't aware Victoria's Secret sells BBQ equipment. I wonder if I should get matching (see through) aprons. Does VS even sell stuff for guys. I was thinking a trip to Home Depot, now I have to make a detour.

Now back to our regular program....


The Rice Cooker seems a good idea! we have a new grandbaby too.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:53 PM   #7
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O my. I wasn't aware Victoria's Secret sells BBQ equipment. I wonder if I should get matching (see through) aprons. Does VS even sell stuff for guys. I was thinking a trip to Home Depot, now I have to make a detour.

Now back to our regular program....
Pretty funny. Maybe these posts should be moved to "Today's Funny."
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I thought this might be a fun thread for ideas, both for the things you'd like to have, and gifts you'll be giving.

My older son doesn't have a knife block for his drawer full of dull knives. The SousChef sharpened them all for him when we were there thanksgiving, and I just ordered this knife block to be delivered to his door free from Amazon, asap. He needs it now, before we return to his house for Christmas. This block looks and sounds like a good thing. Does anyone have it?

Amazon.com: Kapoosh Dice Knife Block, Bamboo Wood: Universal Knife Block: Kitchen & Dining
That looks nice, I bet he'll love it. And your other son needs a turkey baster and gravy separator, don't forget to add those to your list!

Hmmm...I'll have to give this some thought. My girls like to give me kitchen/cooking things for Christmas. My youngest girl likes to receive them as well. Christmas is sneaking up on me!
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:40 AM   #9
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I was thinking of stuff for MY KITCHEN! when I read the title of this thread...

Dear Santa,
I really need two fish spatulas, of which I have never had and I think that they would serve a greater purpose as I cook fish quite a bit.
Along that line Santa, could you also include in my stocking a new Gas Grill, seeing as mine died. I'd certainly enjoy a Weber Spirit 310 grill as well.
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