When we drove to Utah a few weeks ago, I had to stop at the Williams-Sonoma outlet on the California-Nevada border. Overall I was underwhelmed, but I did walk away with a few goodies that make me happy!
My first find was this adorable mixing bowl. This bowl has brains and beauty. I love the pouring feature, there are measurements on the inside, and the bottom has a rubber ring so it stays put on the counter. I was drawn to the bowl because it reminded me of the white and red Tupperware mix-and-pour bowls that my mom and Grandma have used for AGES. My new bowl is, ironically, more retro looking than my mom’s actual retro bowl. Funny! Anyway, my sister used the bowl this weekend and agreed that it is very lovable. I found a similar bowl on the Williams-Sonoma websote, if you want to check it out. Lucky for me I only spent 10 bucks. Woohoo!
Second, I finally bought an 8×8 cake pan with super straight, right-angled edges. Although, as I type this, I’m wondering why I didn’t also buy a 9×13 pan of similar shape. DUH. Oh well, I’m still excited about the 8×8 pan! (Click here to read more about why I wanted a pan like this.)
Third, I bought rubber gloves. I have never owned rubber gloves. I had been thinking I should get a pair, so when I spotted these cute pink ones at the outlet, I grabbed them. And I am ambiguous about their existence. I like them in theory, but honestly, I feel like my hands turn into horses hoofs when I put them on. I feel so clumsy!
How about a fun little side story about my clumsiness? A few days after I bought the gloves, I sliced my finger on my new KitchenAid food processor reaching in to move the mushrooms around. (Rookie mistake that I’ll never make again.) I thought, “Good thing I have these rubber gloves so I can still do dishes!” and then started to do the dishes and proceeded to fill the glove of the injured hand with water when reaching into the sink for a dish. (Another rookie mistake I’ll never make again. Apparently reaching for things is downright dangerous.) ANYWAY…back to the topic at hand.
I want to pose the following question. Rubber gloves: love ’em or hate ’em? I’m wondering if I just need practice, or if they’ll always just be annoying and used only for “special occasions” (i.e. slicing off the top of your finger). Share your feelings! I want to know what you think!