When I moved into Miranda, I bought some new things for the kitchen that I thought would be more suitable than the beloved, and well storied, things I’d been using for years. Part of my logic was that the things would get broken on the road. I’ve really regretted it since I’ve discovered that breakables last very well in an RV.
Thankfully, I was talked into leaving some things in storage when I hit the road, so I went through five those boxes during my week in Montreal. They contained so many stories of my pre-Miranda life. Going through them was a real trip down memory lane. I finally decided on two boxes worth of things that I can make room for in Miranda by eliminating other things:
My travels pre-Miranda are well represented here. There’s the ‘Sunday morning’ mug I bought at a museum in Halifax; the Las Vegas mug I’d spied in a gift shop but didn’t buy, only to win it at Circus Circus! You can also see the little bowls I picked up in Ogunquit and the big bowls and plates I picked up on an antiquing spree through Wisconsin. There’s also the cat mug my dad bought me, the newer blue willow I’d pointed out in a catalogue my mother was flipping through and which she surprised me with, a nice big casserole dish with a lid that I’d been giving shortly before hitting the road, and my favourite water glasses.
The water glasses are for Alexander Keith’s beer and I love them because a) they are big, so they hold a lot of water and b) they have a good grip. I had four; one was broken on the way back. That’s all I lost. Air Canada did a great job getting my stuff home! I did leave behind the rest of my beer glass collection, some of the original blue willow set my mother got me (the dinner plates are too big for Miranda’s cupboards) and a variety of casserole dishes and mixing bowls. I have firmly parted with what I left behind.
Now, I need to get everything washed and my cupboards reorganized, yet again!
But before I go, I’d like to share the newest addition to Miranda’s kitchen:
I’d bought collapsible plastic measuring cups and spoons when I bought the rig to replace non-collapsible plastic measuring cups and spoons. I’ve always hated the plastic; the measurements wear off and they cups get greasy and impossible to wash. I’ve been wanting nice, heirloom quality, metal measuring cups for years, but they have been very hard to find. I’ve come across cheap sets I knew wouldn’t last and was resigned to paying top dollar at a fancy kitchen store. So, imagine my surprise on my last jaunt to Omak to come across these Oneida stainless steel beauties for $10 a set at Walmart! My Oneida cutlery still looks as great as the day it was given to me thirteen years ago, so I know these will last me a lifetime.
So, dishes, reorganize the kitchen, get groceries, and cook. Sounds like I have a nice weekend ahead of me.Share on Facebook