Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Holidays in Red and Silver

The gift that I have the clearest memory of receiving for Christmas as a child was my Rainbow Brite kitchen set. I remember that when you turned the knobs for the ‘burners’, red pieces would spin up under the clear plastic making the ‘burners’ hot. I don’t think it would compare to the fancy kitchen sets kids get today, but I loved my little kitchen. I actually just found someone’s pictures of the oven on Flickr – isn’t it great?!

Apparently, not much has changed. Because of the complications of traveling across the country to see family, I have a few of my Christmas presents already and they are both for my kitchen. The first is something I have wanted for a while, and have already put to good use. My grown-up kitchen now sports the beautiful 90th anniversary KitchenAid mixer!

Isn’t she pretty?!

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I took these pictures in the midst of making my famous banana cake recipe – which I then put into my next new gift. It is something that until I saw it a few months ago on The Pioneer Woman’s blog, I didn’t even know existed – a personally engraved cake pan!

The bottom has my full name engraved on it, and the top has a cute design engraved on it as well. It is so pretty and so shiny that I am almost too nervous to actually use it around other people for fear that they will scratch it.

 

I like baking goodies for other people, and usually the sweeter the better. A few days ago I had a Christmas party at my apartment. I forgot to take a picture of the table before the party started, but here is the spread about halfway through the party.

 

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The sweet treats included brownies, sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, gingerbread cake, and even a batch of red velvet cupcakes. Certainly more than I could have ever made in that Rainbow Brite kitchen!

Since I work in education, I have the next two weeks off for the Christmas break (yay!). I get on a plane later today to fly home to California. I would imagine that you can expect to see some familiar faces on here in the not-too-distant future!

Category: food, holidays, pictures
  • Rachel says:

    Oh, do I have stand mixer love. Congrats on receiving one 🙂

    Can’t wait to see who you see out on the West Coast!

    December 20, 2009 at 11:54 am
  • karena says:

    Happy Holidays, it’s nice to see you! And your grown up kitchen looks well used and happy 🙂

    December 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm
  • Caro says:

    I have kitchen mixer envy! I’d absolutely love to have a Kitchen Aid. And the cake pan is awesome too. Have a fantastic Christmas!

    December 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm
  • Minnesota Nice says:

    I—>Don’t—>Cook

    But I still wanted to stop by and wish you a most Merry Christmas, Sara.

    December 20, 2009 at 8:08 pm
  • Chris Stocker says:

    Great gifts. I don’t like baking but that stuff definitely looks good.

    December 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm
  • Elizabeth Edelman says:

    So jealous of your Kitchen Aid! Mine is only a few years old so I can’t justify buying the new one. Everything looks delicious, though! Send some cookies our way hehe 🙂

    December 20, 2009 at 9:35 pm
  • deanusa says:

    i love the pan!!!

    happy holidays

    December 20, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  • Cherise says:

    I wish I lived in tour neck of the country. George and Jaimie never invite me over for good pastries like yours…lol ps love the kitchen aid thingy:) I don’t bake enough to buy one.

    December 21, 2009 at 12:56 am

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