Now that Christmas has come early for us (AKA we got married and blessed with so many lovely gifts from our wedding registry), The Hubby, The Dog, and I have been surrounded by one cool new house toy after another. If you know me, you know that domestic s of any kind are not my strong point, but I do work at it. I wish I could proudly report that I’ve opened up all the new kitchen appliances and whipped out the cookbook and experimented with a new recipe, but the truth is, all I’ve done this week is snack, sip, and melt with few of my current gift obsessions. Why these?
Sip Plates 6.75” Cocktail Plates(cratendbarrel.com) — Perfect sized portions for a quick cheese and cracker snack or mini his and hers fruit platter. I’m a devoted Weight Watchers member (40 lbs lost so far) and you can only fit but so many Points worth of junk on a plate this small. Plus it’s fun to look at, so in my book that’s a win-win.
Vino Glasses (crateandbarrel.com ) — It’s easy to feel a little bit like a lush in the evening after work if you’re filling up a regular sized wine glass, but pouring up one of these mini glasses as a wind down ritual has proven guilt free for me lately. The Hubby too I think!
Tabletops Unlimited Serveware Popcorn Bowls (macys.com) — Gibran and I are big movie-night people. I’m talking an extra $30 a month is On Demand ordering fees kind of movie-night people. And, since I gave up potato chips and chocolate for the sake of weight loss and better health, popcorn is the only movie-worthy snack left that I can enjoy.
Cuisinart Sandwich Grill (macys.com) — Before we popped this baby out the box I hadn’t had a grilled cheese sandwich in over 10 years. Now, I’m pressing, melting, and bagging like it’s nobody’s business. Gibran is too! We’ve even graduated to tuna melts. Fun and yum!
(Thanks gift-givers – you know who you are!