We do a lot of cooking and baking around here. Eating out is only an occasional treat. Consequently, decent kitchen ware is an essential.
Sadly, though, I’ve been struggling along with several cobbled-together sets of measuring cups for at least the last 15 years. As all parents are aware, measuring cups and spoons make excellent sand toys, dirt diggers, and play-dough instruments. At least two pieces of every measuring set I owned were lost to kid-play many years ago. More than ten years ago, the 1/4 cup measure even disappeared from the awesome Tupperware set that has – gasp – a 2/3 cup and a 3/4 cup!
On Monday I finally came to my senses when The Boy and his girlfriend offered to make peppermint cream cheese frosting for the brownies I’d just baked. Searching out a 1/4 cup from the cabinet, The Boy noted: “The only quarter cup we have is this half melted one. That happened so long ago I don’t even remember how it got melted.”
That was it. I immediately sat down and searched Amazon for a new set. One that would be so miraculous it would entirely erase the last 15 years of measuring hardship. One that included the precious 2/3 cup, 3/4 cup, and even 1 1/2 cup. Not to mention the holy grail of baking: the 1/2 tablespoon!!! Search, click, DONE!
Yesterday my package arrived (and how I LOVE coming home to a package on the front doorstep!!) and 15 years of deprivation are over.
Do I know how to party, or what?