Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm not...

was going to write dead, but I'm really not...however if you're around me right now, that is questionable...walking dead. 
(For the record it is going to take a good 30 minutes and tons or re-writes to do this post...why?  Brennan has The Rescuers ALL TIME FAVORITE kids movie...besides pippi longstockings...and Robin Hood...oh heck, where was I?)

My sincerest apologies...I've been a blog delinquent...tsk,tsk...I know.

So, coming back today I thought of all the blog posts I have running around my head (I think in blog posts you know).  My real review of Love Wins, my tales of the goings on in this crazy exciting family, my excited recap of Spring Break (let's just say it ended well) or my thoughts on running in my Five Fingers (yes I have them and Yes, I love them) but to be honest, I just don't have it in me (refer to first sentence)

So as I was cooking dinner tonight, I thought that I'd start back in on a lighter note...what are the MUST HAVES in my kitchen.  Exciting!
-Kitchen Aid don't have to soften cream cheese or butter with this puppy!
-My pots and pans...I am the proud owner of more All Clad than I deserve, but everyone deserves All Clad, cooking with anything else is a travesty...I mean it...ask me more if you want to get some CHEAP!!
-French Press...I sway time to time, but on a whole this is the ONLY way to make coffee. Easy, quick and the best...mmm, going to make some in a minute.
-Cookbooks-My Favorites-ANY church cookbook is awesome, or Junior League for that matter...tested and true recipes, The Pioneer Woman Cookbook (so fun to look at), and Cooks Illustrated (this is a magazine, but the absolute whole package, I cook more from that than anything else  LOVE LOVE LOVE)
-Good Season Italian Dressing- Yes, I make the dressing, but this is a staple ingredient in so much. Especially my Mom's Spaghetti sauce ( a good Scottish version) which I'm making right now for my husbands very Italian family...oh well.
-Yeast, Flour and Sugar- When groceries and money are low, these three can get you through any meal...pancakes, waffles, bread, etc.
-Good...I mean GREAT olive oil!- I get mine at Penn Mac in Pittsburgh and bring it very good and you'll never miss butter
-Greek Yogurt, Honey and Granola-This actually stays at the office, but is such a treat
-Oatmeal and Natural Peanut Butter- How David and I celebrate breakfast after working out each day (well him each day, me every other (ish) day)
-Hummus-My kids first step to healthy eating...they fight over it!  With veggies or Wheat Thins.

That's about it...Curious...what's your kitchen must haves?


  1. i LOVE this post!!! ok.. first of all.. WHERE ARE YOU?!?!!? I FREAKING MISS YOU!!:( :( i have finally actually washed with one of my own made felted soaps.. we MUST put on etsy.. ok.. sorry.. distracted.. ok.. ill just go to the kitchen.. lets must haves...
    oh.. well first off:

    1. my breville toaster/convection oven- considering we do not have a microwave(its been 3 1/2 yrs!) - its a must!

    2. my prep sink- the pure convienence of having two sinks is awesome... especially the way my entire family crowds in here to cook on holidays... makes me wish i had four.

    3. ooohh i think this is one of my favourites!!! KITCHEN SHEARS!!! i use them for everything.. opening those darn plastic hot- sealed bags to cutting pizza and herbs up..

    4. mini muffin gold touch pans from williams-sonoma.. they make the most perfect mini cupcakes any sweet tooth could ever dream of.

    5. big ballon wisk. i just love having it.. when i use it, it makes me happy :)

    6. wustof ikon santuko knife.. use it every single day.. if i only had one, this would be it..

    7.. im with ya on the extra v olive oil..

    8. ok.. i would say my double oven.. but uh.. i broke my top oven :( so sadly, i am down to one.. but when i have a spare $600 laying around we will fix it..haha..

    i miss you friend! thanks for sharing your must haves.. i love reading whats on your mind.. i love all your foods you listed too.. AND i LOVE your cooking!!! is that mag the one u got the recipes out of when we were up that halloween?