Wednesday, November 16, 2005

All I want for Christmas is..........................

DH and I are at a point in our lives where we pretty much have everything we need or even want. (we are not all that materialistic and really don’t want as much as most people seem to these days).

Two years ago, at my request, we stopped buying each other gifts. No Christmas gifts, no birthday gifts, etc. While it was quite nice not having to strain our brains to come up with silly little gifts for each other, it also made for a pretty dull Christmas morning.

So this year, we decided to go back to giving a few gifts. I have been making notes of little items I might like as I come across them. I decided to post them here. These are all unnecessary items, but things I just might enjoy having.

A silicone muffin/cupcake pan

I have the original silpat baking sheet liners and they are just wonderful! Nothing sticks to them. I like to make muffins and cupcakes without liners (because I think they look nicer), but sometimes they do stick and then their appearance is ruined. With this little marvel, they fall right out...(so they say, I have not yet tried one).

A chef's torch.

This would most often sit collecting dust in my cabinet. But every now and then, it would be quite handy. I might want to make creme brulee or brown the meringue tips on the little cupcakes I am envisioning making in my silicone cupcake pan....I have actually never put meringue on cupcakes, but I might if I had this little treasure.

Cheap Gold Charger Plates

What are charger plates?
Just larger-than-dinner plates than go underneath the dinner plate. Not only are they decorative, but they sit ready to collect any drips that may fall from your utensils(before they hit the much- more-difficult-to-clean tablecloth). For someone like me, who loves to set dinner tables, this is a nice gift. I have a nice set of silver colored chargers, but often I could use gold to go with my color theme.

At the moment this is all I can think of. Surely I must want MORE - LOL.


  1. These are all fine and dandy, but why don't you treat yourself to a new bed? We just ordered our 3rd one. They should be replaced every 10 years, my dear. ; )
    How about taking a trip, like a cruise?
    Think BIG!
    I also give gifts through church-the Jessie tree. Christmas is a great time to give to others.

  2. lol, Dianne. One of these days I will have to get a new bed. I don't consider refurnishing the house Christmas gifts...just something you have to do. I am afraid to invest so much into another king mattress because I might not like it! I like a nice firm mattress and if I buy a too soft one, I am stuck for the rest of my life (if it last as long as the last one). one of these days, though, I shall have to take the plunge.

  3. You'll have to do a lot of 'test driving' by checking out the different styles.
    I am getting rid of a too firm mattress for an almost pillow top one. It's not but feels like one. It's been almost 10 yrs of torture. I guess after I got Lyme Disease and I get achy from any little thing, a harder mattress feels like a slab of marble to me sometimes. They let you see if you like it for 30 days too. We only have a queen size bed.


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