Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy Foodie New Year!

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!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What great gifts!



Cherie said...

Happy New Year to you, too, WC!

You are going to have sooooo much fun with your new cookware. I'm particularly coveting that bundt pan. Beautiful!

Meg said...

You sure did pick up some great foodie loot!

Helene said...

All beautiful gifts.

Happy New Year!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Cool loot.


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