December 25, 2008

Christmas Measures Up

We awoke this morning to a gray drizzly rain, which was perfect as it made the boys sleep later!

They had a wonderful Christmas and have been playing all day. If you're a Blokus fan, we played 3D Blokus and its a lot of fun.

This would be the Measuring Christmas. I believe I posted once about how much I love measuring kitchen gadgets. I don't know what it is, but measuring gadgets tweak the inner math geek in me.

And then of course when Mom and I were in a kitchen store browsing last year, an hour we spent, she noticed while she shopped, I spent the entire time looking at different measuring devices, spoons, cups, bowls, pitchers... if it measured, I had to look at it.

Same thing, William and Sonoma last year, she and I were just looking, as I stayed along the periphery of the store and touched all that measures.

Evidently Mo picked up on all this as well...

And in my stocking I had TWO sets of measuring cups, one of which had measuring spoons on the end, and another set of measuring spoons.

Opening up my gifts from Mo and Flam, there was a set of measuring cups and a measuring beaker that is cool as hell, made by Fred Equal Measure. The beaker has comparable measurements next to the actual.

For instance, next to a measurement it might say something like, 'volume of a human brain' or 'one thousand sweet corn kernels' or 'five thousand drops of water'.

Its just very fun. And the recipes that came with it are a riot, like if perhaps it needs a certain amount of vegetable stock it says, "2 human brains of vegetable stock".

Very fun.

So I have enough measurement to keep me happy. For a long time. And then some!

I hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas!

Posted by Boudicca at December 25, 2008 11:04 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. We swam in wrapping paper (see photos) I love the beaker and must get one soon! Merry Christmas Bou. Hug those beautiful boys for me and Mo too.

Posted by: Oddybobo at December 25, 2008 11:22 PM

Merry Christmas, Bou and family!

Posted by: Nancy at December 26, 2008 01:07 AM

I want a measuring cup that has the gradations relative to the amount of water that is left in the cup if you're pouring it out. That way when it says "add 1 cup water" I put a couple cups in, and then pour it out until the 1 cup mark shows.

Posted by: Carl Brannen at December 26, 2008 02:00 AM

Merry Christmas, Bou and family!

Posted by: pam at December 26, 2008 09:11 AM

So now, if we get a recipe from you that calls for a bowl full cherries, we should assume it's a typo.

Posted by: Bob at December 26, 2008 01:12 PM

Bob- EXACTLY!

Carl- Hmmm. It seems like something like that could be available... someone had to think of that.

Posted by: Bou at December 26, 2008 06:06 PM

I have got to have that measuring cup! Fun!

Posted by: Jody at December 27, 2008 10:20 AM