A few fun gifts
Dec. 26, 2011 10:37 am
Updated: Jan. 2, 2012 11:41 am
My baby sis and her new husband brought back coffee from their Costa Rican honeymoon. Yum! I probably drive her crazy calling her my baby sis, but I was 20 when she was born. She was 3 in my wedding, so she'll always be my baby sis :)
My BIL makes the world's best hot sauce - he brings us an open one to eat immediately and a sealed one for later. We go through it quickly, so good!
My youngest son loves to make cookies - my MIL bought him this cookie sized cast iron skillet - so cute! Mom (me) just might steal it :) Is that not adorable??
We only buy Baileys during the Holidays, oh my . . . such a treat in my coffee!
I snuck myself a couple of gifts. The first is an apron. I've always associated aprons with old ladies - and I must be turning into one, lol! Since I've started entertaining more, it seemed like a wise purchase. Found this really cute one!
And, salad tongs. I never have anything to serve the salad with.
They have a small dowel that hooks them on the back of the bowl. So cool!
My MIL let me borrow her Lennox serving pieces. So beautiful! She has them listed on Craigslist, I'm going to ask for the *much loved DIL discount*.
Although . . . I am hard on things, and a tad bit worried about dropping them.
Salt and pepper pine cones that I bought. I don't use salt & pepper shakers at the table and wasn't positive of the correct way to fill them. I asked on the Recipe Buzz if you put salt in the one with more holes (that's the way I thought was correct). I was
surprised that we were just about split down the middle with half of us using more holes for salt & half using the one with more holes for pepper.
This gift almost brought tears to my eyes, and I'm not a crier. My husband's Great Aunt Bea is in a rehab center/nursing home right now. She's the most amazing cook; we usually always go to her house every Thanksgiving & Christmas. Sadly, she's getting too
old to cook. My MIL brought me her cast iron skillets. I have no idea how old they are, but I will totally treasure them!
They are seasoned so perfectly. They almost feel like glass. I wouldn't be surprised if she's had these since she got married. She's 89 now. The most remarkable lady!
2012 blessings to you and your loved ones!