Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday in Kathy's Kitchen



These are the measuring cups you'll find in my kitchen. When we moved I donated a few of the ones that were doubles or that I rarely used. My gifts to new brides, my own daughters included has been the large pyrex cup...and it comes with a lid.

For measuring dry ingredients, it's best to have a level cup measuring cup to give you accuracy in measurement. Mine are just simple white plastic ones I've had for 39 years. They were a shower gift.
I also use metal ones. I have the others to that set in my larger containers for quick measure of flour, oats, sugar etc.

 When measuring liquid it's best to use a clear and marked measuring cup so that you can set it on the counter and get an accurate measure.

My go to all purpose cup is the large 8 cup pyrex. It's dishwasher and microwave safe. This large measuring cup is great for making sauces, and also as a mixing bowl. I have 3 of these large cups, but this particular one is my favourite as it has a rubber ring around the bottom so it grips the counter.

I have a 1 and 2 cup pyrex as well. The 2 cup has a lid that is great to use in the microwave to save all the splatters, and also to cover food and store in refrigerator.

The tall one at the front of the photo is also dishwasher and microwave safe. I use this the most to heat up milk when baking bread.

Then there is my favourite mini measuring cup. If you don't have one of these, I recommend you put it on your list. I make a lot of home made dressings and marinades and often those recipes call for 1/4 cup or less of wet and dry ingredients. The measurements on this cup are in tbsp, ounces, ml, and cups. I can pretty much use this one little cup when measuring out the many little amounts of ingredients to go into those recipes...and only have one thing to wash at the end. Start by measuring your dry ingredients...usually spices and then your liquids, usually oils and vinegars.

January is a great time to do some inventory and cleaning of the kitchen. It's like a gift to yourself to declutter and wipe out all your drawers and cupboards. Wipe out your fridge and clean your oven and microwave.  And....don't forget to put out clean kitchen linen.
Happy Saturday!







10 comments:

  1. Wasn't aware there is a mini measuring cup. I can see that would be a handy size to have around. I'm going to look for it.

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  2. Thanks Kathy this was a great post! I seem to have an addiction to collection measuring cups :)
    I need to find the one with the handyblid for sure.
    I find sometimes that the measuring lines rub off on my Pyrex cups...have you ever had this happen? I was wondering if it was my dishwasher?

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    1. My lines all rubbed off my Pyrex cups also and so I finally had to replace them. I think too that it must be the dishwasher plus lots of use.

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    2. I've never had a problem with the lines rubbing off my Pyrex cups even though they've gone through the dishwasher multiple times over the years. I did on the other hand, have that very problem with 2 Anchor Hocking measuring cups (gifts from Grandchildren) after putting them through the dishwasher a few times.

      Joycelyn

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  3. Measuring cups are a must for me and I use them constantly. Still have my plastic "avocado green" Tupperware ones that were gifted to me as a new bride 43 years ago! I must look for the little one you have - it would be handy for sure! Happy Saturday to you too!

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  4. I have 2 & 3/4 sets of measuring cups and 2 Pyrex jugs. Thankfully the jugs I can get here have both metric and imperial measurement so I can cope with current and US or older NZ recipes (New Zealand "went metric" in the early 1970s). The markings have worn a bit on mine and I don't have a dishwasher so I guess it is a sign of good use! Happy Cooking throughout 2017, Michelle in Wellington, NZ.

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  5. I have several of the Pyrex measuring bowls.I use them all the time. I agree very kitchen should have at least a couple of these.

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  6. My daughter lovingly bought me some new measuring cups for mothers day! I think she was tired of not being able to read them. The printing was all worn off of the old ones. I already had the tiny oxo one in your photo, but now I saw in the store that they also make that same one in a one and two cup size......I bought one as a mothers day gift to myself.

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    1. Lorrie, I'm thinking I need to go out and look for one of those larger ones.....and buy myself a belated mom's day gift:) Thanks for letting me know....I love those!

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