Monday, February 16, 2009

Poftă bună!

Some good friends we met in Bucharest who now live in New Jersey came for dinner and a visit on Saturday. They have two children, a nine-year old boy and a six year old girl. The girls had a great time while the boy tried his best not to show his incredible boredom by all the little kid goings on. We had a great time catching up and reminiscing about Romania. Poftă bună! Which translates loosely as "Enjoy your meal!"

It's the first time since starting my kitchen utensil dump that we've had guests for dinner and I used quite a few items.

Used my pastry blender to cut a stick of butter into a cherry crisp mix. While trying to find the correct term for this tool I found a great website for, yes, baking and pastry tools. For you bakers out there it's

By the way, my sister Amy is the baker in our family. She makes the most exquisitely hand-decorated Christmas cookies every year as well as just throwing together yummy pies, tarts, etc. throughout the rest of the year.

Used the hand crank Parmesan cheese grater (for our spaghetti).

Used one of our two ice cream scoops.

I have used so few utensils over two weeks that I've got to figure out a strategy for where to keep things I know I'll use occasionally (seasonal utensils) and decide what to do with strange utensils I've accumulated along the way. Freecycle? Thrift store?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are such a darling sister! By the way, I don't just "throw together" pies and such. I always use a recipe for baking, as it is more science than cooking. Loving the blog!