Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Isn't She Lovely?

You know that scene in The Karate Kid when Mr. Miyagi presents Daniel with a birthday present - a selection of his old time cars? He looks at Daniel and says, "Choose."

Daniel just stands there in disbelief.

So many colors.
So many styles.
A dream come true.

When my husband and I snuck away together for a couple of days after Christmas, I had my own Daniel moment.

My husband led me by the hand into a store filled with my brand of "cars".

He smiled, and said, "Choose."

I stood there in disbelief.

So many styles.
So many colors.
A dream come true.

I took her for a spin on Sunday. She's everything I thought she'd be.

Trusty.
Beautiful.
(And, heavy as lead.)

The perfect gift for this kitchen-lovin' girl.

You'll be seeing a whole lot of her 'round here.


20 comments:

  1. beautiful! which tantalizing dish did you use to christen her?

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  2. mmm Shawn and I love ours that we got as a wedding present! I use it a lot

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  3. Loverly! I'd a wee bit jealous though if I have to be honest!

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  4. Ooo! its so pretty I want some... I just need to redo my Kitchen so I have room to store them...

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  5. kt,

    I made a big ol' pot of White Chicken Chili - one of my favorites. :)

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  6. Love it! I use mine LOTS - and it is HEAVY!!

    I'm a lemongrass kind of girl!

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  7. I don't know if your husband is thoughtful or brave or both. My hubby bought me a waffle iron for my birthday, then when I said I wanted an electric griddle for Christmas - he refused. Couldn't bring himself to buy me a kitchen appliance twice in row!

    I would love to try one of those pots sometime, but will admit the weight has me a bit intimidated.

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  8. I am JEALOUS. That man is a keeper! I always borrow Oma's when I am in need, she bought hers sometime in the 60s and has been in love with it since. If you want a too die for recipe perfect for your new friend, feel free to check out my blog. http://www.sowonderfulsomarvelous.com/2009/10/braised-short-ribs-horseradish-mashed.html

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  9. SOOO exciting! one of these is definitely on my wish list. in green, for me, to match my kitchen. :)

    i'm excited to read about what you cook in it!

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  10. Wow! I only have a knockoff, but the real thing is sooo nice. Enjoy!

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  11. ooooh! I'm a bit jealous here! What a great gift!

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  12. The Perfect Gift from my favorite store? Someday this will be in my kitchen. This is the exact one I looked at a few days before Christmas. Is it the 5.5 qt or the 6.6 qt? Can't remember the size....This is my brand of car too! Jason is awesome.

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  13. I didn't mean to type a question mark after the word store!

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  14. It's beautiful! I love mine, too. I like to look at it on my stove. I just told Zak that tomorrow I am going to make a big pot of brown beans in it :) I am happy with my choice of kiwi greeeeeen.

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  15. I'm with Ginger - what is it? What makes heavy? Please explain.

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  16. Oh. My. Land. You're kidding. You're kidding. That guy loves you, Sar. He just does.

    What a gift you are to each other. :)

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  17. Apparently Dave and Jason were on the same page. I didn't get to pick the color, but mine is red. And I love her too. My christening dish was veggie chili. (BTW, I'm gonna post that recipe when I get around to it, but I changed it a little from when I emailed it to you). I think White Chicken Chili will be next.

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