February 28, 2010

Back of the Cupboard finds

Our kitchen renos are progressing.  The electrician came in this week and moved our electrical panel, so we could then remove the last remaining studs.  Yesterday, I removed the living room carpets, smooth edge and staples, and Hus scraped off the stipple on the popcorn ceiling.  

Our old kitchen cupboards are still there, but while I was packing the extra dishes, appliances, food etc. away; I found a few things in the back of the cupboards that I forgot about; and made a mental note to use them once my new kitchen is in place.  Sorry, no pictures, as they are packed away!

1. Martini glasses.  About ten years ago, Hus and I (as well as the rest of the world inspired by 'Sex and the City') enjoyed the occasional martini.  We've been in this house for six years, and judging from the state of the dusty glasses, we have not made one in that time.  When I came across them, I almost put them in the box destined for the thrift store, but reconsidered.  I think we'll make them again when the new season of 'Mad Men' starts.

2. Southwest Terra Cotta dip bowl with matching spoon.  This one really threw me, because I can't remember buying it!  I think that one of my sisters or my mother bought it as a Christmas gift and I never used it (sorry!).  We often buy used things for Christmas for each other.  But now that I've rediscovered it, we'll put homemade salsa or guacamole in it for our kitchen reveal open-house or some other occasion.

3. Mini-crockpot.  My Mother-in-Law bought this for us as a gift.  We've used it a few times, but not recently.  I already know when I'll use it next.  One of my colleagues is retiring and is a chocoholic (that is her only vice).  Our 'Women's Faculty Club' (sounds official doesn't it?) decided to send her off with a chocolate fondue get-together this summer, and I'm hosting it.  I have a regular fondue pot, but this crockpot may come in handy if we decide to experiment with a white-chocolate fondue or a chili-chocolate fondue etc.

Its amazing what you find stashed away in nooks and crannies in your own house!


Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Isn't it crazy what you can find in the back of the cupboards? That never ceases to amaze me:)

Carpe Diem said...

I just saw that Season 3 of Mad Men will be out on March 23!

Mom and Dad just gave me 4 martini glasses left behind from their last tenant. We experimented at Christmas, but only drinks without vodka (as otherwise I'll be sick). I quite like Gibsons and Sidecars.

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

Already on March 23rd? My kitchen won't be done yet, how will I ever find where I packed those Martini glasses away? What's in a sidecar? It sounds very posh; I've always wanted to order a Rusty Nail myself, just for the name!

Carpe Diem said...

I have the recipes on our Acreage blog. The sidecar tastes very similar to a margaruita without the slush.

I think I'll be waiting in line to buy the Mad Men dvds! One of my co-workers (also a huge fan) said the season 3 was excellent. I told him NOT to give me any clues/hints as to what happened in the series.