Kitchen Tools Old and New

While working in the kitchen yesterday, cutting up veggies for the hubby’s evening salad, I realized that my knives needed to be sharpened. I am so thankful for this vintage electric knife sharpener that was my mom’s.


I have no idea how old it is, but it still works famously for sharpening knives! I love it! The only problem that I do have with it is that it was made for a right-handed person. I am left-handed, so I have to do the “cross over” move to use it!

The immersion blender that Sam gave me for Christmas has become my new favorite kitchen tool.  It is amazing!!! I have no idea when this handy-dandy little gadget was invented, but I sure do wish I had had one a long time ago! It is such a time-saver!  Seriously!! I can whip up eggs for omelets in less than 15 seconds! And when I need to blend the veggies in my broccoli cheddar soup, I just stick it in the pot and mix! It’s done in seconds!  No more pouring the soup into the big blender, blending, and then returning it to the pot and repeating the process until the entire batch is done.  And you know what else? Clean-up is a breeze, and the hubby loves it, too! He mixes his own protein smoothies after every workout!  You can read about the one I have here.

New Kitchen Tools for Christmas!

This year for Christmas, the hubby, Ben, Sam and I traveled to see Barbi in VA. She couldn’t come home because of her job in retail, so we decided to go see her! It was a fun time. We missed Russ, Hope and sweet Mia, but they got to spend a week in FL with Hope’s family. Several of those family members got to meet our darling Mia for the first time!

We took most of our gifts up with us and had fun opening them with Barbi Christmas morning.  I was excited to receive a new blender and immersion blender! I can’t wait to try them!

025I made a pecan pie and a pumpkin pie that we took with us for Christmas dinner dessert. We also took a turkey with us, and Barbi purchased most of the other items we needed for our dinner. I enjoyed working with both Barbi and Tim in the kitchen to get our dinner together.  As he did at Thanksgiving, Tim did a fantastic job with the turkey and dressing.  I didn’t get a picture of our Christmas buffet, but it was wonderful!

Earlier this week I noticed that I am almost up to 16,000 views to the blog!  This totally amazes me! I was hoping to reach 15,000 by the end of this year, and here we are in the final week of the year, and I am almost 1000 over that goal!  Only 196 more to go!