So this was really supposed to be posted back in January, but then life happened…
Really, the only two things on my adult Christmas list this year were a record player and Keurig…well I still haven’t cashed in on all of my gifts, but I’m one for two so far. The funny thing is that I’m the worst person to buy for unless you completely catch me off guard and don’t listen to my random rants about what I want or would like. Most of the time, I don’t wait long enough for people to buy things because one week I want it and the next week I buy it.
So I got a gift this year and automatically I recognized the box was from one of my favorite splurge stores Sur la Table.
It was a little bit weighty, but handed to me with care, so I had NO idea what was inside. I opened the box to find several items individually wrapped so that I still couldn’t tell what they were, but the gift giver’s face gleamed with pride as if they knew I’d love everything, even before I knew I’d love everything.
The first piece I unwrapped was a bacon Christmas ornament that was all shiny and covered in glitter. I got my gift a few days after Christmas unfortunately, but it inspired me to do a food themed ornament tree (courtesy of Epicurious) next year instead of the wine bottle one I saw on Pinterest…or maybe I’ll do both! There were a few other delightful things that I can’t wait to use in my concoctions…a Chianti Classico D.O.P. Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fattoria Estense Silver Seal Aceto Balsamico di Modena (balsamic vinegar).
The goodies…10-year age balsamic vinegar!!!
The other two items I’m really excited about are my chili-lime seasoned salt and Hepp’s Salt Barrel Gourmet Salts Applewood Smoked Salt.
Good salts…not bath salts!
I’m so eager to use both of these that I’ve already created so many ideas and I’m already contemplating purchasing more. Stay tuned for a recipe on how to make shrimp tacos and curtido, using the chili-lime salt. I’m still working on what I can use the Applewood salt for. Any suggestions?
And the piece de resistance…most people who know me, also know that I’d only like to die of old age or from bacon…hence the blogger name. Anyway, the last gift was strategically wrapped and placed under all of the other pieces, so I didn’t even realize it was in there. I open it and lo and behold, it’s a damn bacon spatula…a silicone Tovolo Spatulart bacon spatula! A bacon ornament wasn’t enough??? I got an awesome, oversized BACON SPATULA!!! Owww! It’s big enough to flip a pancake, a slice of French toast, or like 5 whole pieces of bacon! In case you can’t tell, I’m uber excited about this thing and I plan to use it this weekend for brunch.
So baconly awesome!
I haven’t even finished opening my presents yet and its after the new year…I’m just so caught up with this one. I didn’t even care to write an informational or worthwhile post…I just wanted to talk about everything in this box. Keep your eyes open for upcoming posts using this stuff. Happy New Year!!!