I hope everyone had a great, safe celebration last night. I was in bed at 11:30, but had a nice quiet evening.
2009 should be a great year baking/cooking-wise for me, especially as I was gifted with some new baking pans and I also got a gift certificate to Bear Country Kitchen so I could further outfit myself. I went yesterday and spent the gift, coming home with some cool stuff.
First of all, I mentioned here that I got a new bundt pan, and that it worked out very well the first time I used it. My dad also got me this totally nifty king-size muffin tin, that I have been coveting ever since seeing it on Joanna's blog a while back. I am totally pumped to start muffin-making with it!
I also got a pair of bakers half sheets from my brother and SIL, which come in very handy for all kinds of things.
With my gift certificate, I purchased a cast iron grilling pan and a mini loaf pan. I am looking forward to making burgers and stuff I might normally BBQ in the comfort of my own kitchen, and I am already planning nice desserts that will have totally new presentations made in the mini-loaf pan.
Thanks to a very generous blogging friend of mine, I was able to order a tri of new cookbooks from Amazon this Christmas. These are Baked: New Frontiers in Baking; Hot, Sour Salty, Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia by the authors that brought us one of my favourite books on my shelf right now, Beyond the Great Wall; and Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking.
So, 2009 should be a good year for baking and cooking in this coyote's kitchen!
Happy New Year to all my readers!