Saturday, February 26, 2011

Slow Thrift Week

There wasn't cool stuff at the church basement this week....except this!

It looks like kind of a cheese board but it had hooks and a cord to hang it. You can remove the little platters. I know that because one was loose, the others were 'glued' with tape. I didn't buy it for the store because it's too heavy and would cost a fortune to ship.

I'm also getting pretty excited about starting my job on monday. I need to get organized; especially with the food! I don't think I will have time to cook every night, so I need to find big batch recipes that fit with the GI diet. I also need to make 5 days of outfits with 3 skirts. Ultimately it would be great if the dress code allowed for jeans....but from what I saw, I might need to look for clothes @ the Sally Ann!

In the meantime I baked a double batch of cranberry bran muffins (great snack) and got all my Pyrex Primary working hard!

The kitchen is all in shambles!

This is our new fave teapot! I first saw one last summer when I bought one for my Dad. It is stamped Pyrex ware for Teamakers Inc. And it comes with a stainless steel basket. My Dad  loves it! He loves it so much he wanted to bring it on vacation in Maine, but finally decided against it because of the breakage factor. I love its shape, it's sooooo cool!

Well in December Dan gave me a mission....find another one but this time for us. We were sick of those infusers that rust. I found ours on Ebay for a reasonnable price (the shipping was good too). We now use it every day for our after dinner tea.

Bad pic of the interior :)

Last night I made a celery root and carrot remoulade salad. I choose the Spring Blossom Green to enhance the colors of the salad. It looks beautiful! And was delicious too.
Tonight we have a sugar shack/country line dance party. It will be a good way to burn off all of these delicious maple calories!

Have a great weekend!

Last weekend to enter my fab Pyrex giveaway! Click right HERE to enter!

Good luck!


Zootsuitmama said...

Yum! Sounds like a fun time "brewing" ha ha ~ Not much in the thrift stores here either this week~

Tara Beaulieu said...

Do you have a recipe for the cranberry bran muffins? I'm trying to find baked goods that I can eat on my diet- doesn't need to be low fat, just higher in fiber- which is sounds like these might be....

let me know!

ps- love the primary set. Lucky gal you are!

Keetha Broyles said...

I live up here in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, so I misread your title as "Snow Thrift Week!"

And yes - - - it IS snowing here. Good thing I LIKE it.

De tout, de rien said...

Ooooh, the maple season is here! I do miss "cabane à sucre" soooo much. Good, good food. (I'm always thinking about food...)

I wish you good luck at your new job Monday! You'll have to report back!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that teapot, now I'll be on the hunt for one. I know you are excited about starting your new job! Good Luck!! hugs, Linda

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I love that cheese plattery thing :)

Katrina said...

pyrex primary *larghlarghlarghlargh* (to be said in a Homer J Simpson accent!!)