Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday in Ellen's Kitchen

For Saturday in my kitchen I wanted to share some kitchen items I've been using for 42 years now. We were married in December of 1974 and these were some shower and wedding gifts we received. They are still serving me well. These high quality stainless steel bowls have been used over and over again for mixing anything from cookies to cakes and brownies and for savory things like egg scrambles.
My tried and true stand mixer has been a faithful friend over all these years beating up ingredients for me and saving my hands and wrists and arms a lot of wear and tear.
My aluminum pans have made so many cakes, crumbles, breads, brownies, and other wonderful treats.

These last two I have used mostly for storage of leftovers and haven't baked anything in them. They have plastic tops that fit snugly on top and are very convenient for storage in the refrigerator and for reheating the leftovers.

Are you still using gifts from your wedding showers and wedding day?

15 comments:

  1. Yes, I am, in fact. Golly, Ellen, I have never seen such beautifully clean, pardon the expression, "vintage" aluminum pans in my life!

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  2. We were married in 1960 and I am still using some of my wedding gifts too, especially the stainless steel mixing bowls.

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  3. Yes, absolutely I am still using gifts from my showers and my wedding in 1976! Besides other items I'm still using a hand mixer I received. I actually received 3 of them (not one of them came with a gift receipt) and I'm still using that 3rd one! The other two served me well but this last one has served me at least 20 of the 40 years!

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  4. We were married in 1968, and I'm still using some of the Pyrex and Corning Ware items...also my stainless steel bowls. I still have my original West Bend stainless steel cookware that I bought just after graduation. They were a good investment even though there were no wedding plans in my immediate future at that time. ;)

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  5. I still use the Revere cookware my grandmother gave me as a wedding gift and the Pyrex casseroles get used every week.

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  6. We were married in 1971 and still using my pyrex and Corning Ware although my plastic lids have cracked. Also still using some Tupperware from our early years. I wore out 2 mixers before getting a Kitchen Aid.

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  7. Yes. We were just remarking the other day that we still use a set of bowls given to us on December 24, 1968 -- 48 years ago. We were sending a gift of mixing bowls to the daughter and son-in-law of a member of our church. Hope they keep them as long as we've kept ours.

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  8. After almost 30 years, I'm finally having to replace a few items that were wedding gifts, but, I have and use most of them still. I even remember who gave us many of those items. It makes them even more special.

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  9. After almost 39 years I am still using many treasured items. I love to think of dear ones who gave the gifts.

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  10. We were married in 1973 and I have the same set of mixing bowls that get used almost every day!!! I've worn out two electric hand mixers since then but purchased my KitchenAid several years ago. I also still use my pyrex casserole dishes. My cookware, Lifetime, which I purchased as a teenager is still in full use as well. Your things still look like new Ellen!!!

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  11. What lovely things you have in your kitchen especially the Kitchen Aid, that is on my wish list.

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  12. Mine have not been in service as long as yours (only 30 years). They have surely stood the test of time and served me well

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  13. Yes, I also am using many of my wedding gifts after over 50 years. Some things just wear wonderfully.
    My question is; do you prefer the metal bake pans to glass bake ware? Guess it's obvious. Lol
    Enjoyed your pictures !

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    1. Hi Linda A., I use my glass bake ware for casserole type dishes. Being a home economics major we talked a lot about aluminum being a better conductor of heat for baking cookies and cakes, etc. Blessings!

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  14. Later this month it will be 33 years and yes, still using many gifts from wonderful friends and family.

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