"I have come that they might have life and have it to the full..." -John 10:10b

Friday, November 21, 2008

Early Christmas Present

Very early! I know, I know...but don't say I didn't warn you. I really have no patience when it comes to presents. If I have the slightest inclination of what it might be, I want it NOW.

Usually, Paul makes me wait to open things anyway. But this time, my gift actually benefited him as well, and so he gave in and let me open one of my Christmas presents early. New, Cuisinart, Stainless Steel cookware! YAY!

My old cookware was a wedding present from my Mother-in-law. It's worked great for us and was the perfect set for a new couple just starting out, especially since cooking was not something that came naturally to me in beginning. But now, Paul has deemed my cooking worthy of some new cookware and I couldn't be more excited.

I cooked in it last night for the first time. Spaghetti with meat sauce. I know it's not the most elegant meal, but it was the perfect one to break in the shiny metal 1.5 qt sauce pan and stock pot.

And I'll just be honest, that was the best spaghetti that's ever come out of my kitchen. Half way through the meal, Paul looked at me and said, "Wow! I think this is the best spaghetti you've ever made." I agreed and we both concluded that it had to be the cookware.

2 comments on "Early Christmas Present"

David Reed on November 21, 2008 at 12:06 PM said...

The pots and pans are just tools...you created that meal. Better tools just let the craftsman get the full potential out of their talent.

Tales from Goshen on November 21, 2008 at 3:27 PM said...

I am so envious. I would LOVE some new pots and pans. But what I REALLY need are new knives. Mine are kaput. I actually cut my thumb today while trying to slice an onion. A sign the knife isn't sharp enough...and a sign I am terrible at sharpening them. Plus, they were cheap to begin with..