Brand New Today

New.
Brand new today.   I was wondering what to post for this week’s photo challenge.

We went to a delicious brunch at our friends’  home Saturday morning.
I received this unexpected gift- at first I thought it was a whisk broom for clothes – but no, can you guess?

It’s a cake tester!  Perfect for a baker.  A cake baker.  Just need an occasion to bake a cake.
Pull a broom straw and insert in the cake’s center to test the cake’s doneness.  Make sure it comes out clean.

I’m hanging my brand new cake tester on the pot rack right next to the over door as the little verse suggests.

Thanks Rich and Barb for a lovely time and for this unique gift.  

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20 Years Old + 3 Repairs- My Cookies Raw Inside!

Time for a new oven…..

And stove. (from Perla’s Appliance Plus Maytag Repairman statue post yesterday)

It was time! Past time.  It actually went kaput the day before the cookie bake off in December.  Fortunately  Erika’s Uncle and Aunt own the appliance store and they came right over to deliver on a SUNDAY!

This model certainly livens up the old kitchen. And matches the range hood.

I felt a little sad about discarding the one my parents had bought when we moved into this house in ’91.  But it wasn’t  reliable anymore.  Who knows how many meals I cooked for the kids on that one.  A lot!

This one looks “high end” to me. But it’s not. (Well, from afar it does to the untrained eye)

The stainless finish is an update from the white enamel and black top. Those burners seem so flimsy compared to these cast iron ones.

My sister had just given me an oven thermometer after her visit here in the fall. She knew something was wrong.  My signature cookies had to be pitched as the insides weren’t baked.

This is my justification for the splurge.  I think it will inspire me to cook more!

Not sure why all the blue reflection but took this with the iPhone as I made breakfast.  Seemed worthy of a post as it is what is happening in my life these days.  Now to learn more about a convection oven.

Made blueberry pancakes for breakfast on the detachable griddle/grill plate.