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Old 02-18-2007, 06:52 PM   #11
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All great ideas. That I Will Follow.
Do you have any brand name, etc. suggestions?

She knows how to bake yeast bread, but she does not yet recognize how easy it can be when you just think about the timing.

As far as cookbooks, she has the new Better Homes and Garden and what I thought was a really neat cookbook from ReallySimple.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:33 PM   #12
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The girl definately needs a crock-pot...it will be a great convenience for her.

I was just thinking about when I first got married. It was a quickie wedding and we didn't have anything, so my mom and grandma got some things together for me: an inexpensive set of pots & pans that included 2 saucepans, a skillet and a Dutch oven...a set of 3 mixing bowls that my mom got with Top Value trading stamps...2 cookie sheets...2 round cake pans...2 pie pans...a rolling pin, mat & mitt...measuring cup & spoons...assorted utensils that they had extras of, including a chef's knife and paring knife...hotpads, dishcloths and towels. My mother-in-law got me a set of stainless steel silverware, and dishes she'd gotten at the grocery store through those specials they used to run, where for every certain amount of $$$ you spent, you got a free plate or something. She also gave me a bunch of Green Stamps she'd been saving, and I got myself a little hand mixer with those.
I did a lot of good baking and cooking with what I had.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:57 PM   #13
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I think get her at least one large pot with a lid that can be used for anything from boiling water for pasta to making large pots of soup, one large non-stick fry pan for anything from fried eggs to grilled cheese sandwiches, a pan that can go from stove to oven . Also a couple of good knifes, a cutting board, a colander, a couple of casserole dishes, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons. (she already has the utensils). That ought to get her off to a good start.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:11 PM   #14
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what abou one of those Food Saver vacuum things since she would like to prepare meals to serve later due to her scheduling difficulties?
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:02 PM   #15
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Vacuum packing is for more long term storage. Like long term freezing. storage bags, and containers are good for a week or so.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:38 PM   #16
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Vacuum packing is for more long term storage. Like long term freezing. storage bags, and containers are good for a week or so.
I would respectfully disagree with everything in this post. I use vacuum packaging for both short and long term storage. The bag and canisters are good for a heck of a lot longer than a week otherwise their would be no point. I have food in bags that is years old and still fine.

I would not consider a vacuum packing machine a necessity, but it sure is a nice luxury. It is something that gets used daily in my house. If you have the money to get her one (or if she does) then they are a great tool by all means. They are not necessary though.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:03 AM   #17
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I think your post and mine are in complete agreement. Vacuum sealing for longer than a week, bags and other food storage for a week or so.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:05 AM   #18
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I vacuum seal items that I use daily elcameron.

When you were talking about bags and containers I thought you were talking about those made for vacuum packing.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:38 AM   #19
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I've already started shopping online.
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:22 PM   #20
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I've already started shopping online.
Any good finds??
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