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Monday, October 25, 2010

Kitchen Necessities

"...to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up..." ~ Eph. 4:12

Our oldest daughter has been out of the house for nearly a year ~ at 1st, living w/my mom, but when her dementia issues became a little too much for DD#1 to deal w/on top of the demands that came when she was promoted to management at her work-place, she moved in w/a co-worker/friend. Now, this past weekend, DD#1 took the big, exciting step of moving into her very own apartment!

One of the items she came home to take on the move was her copy of the Life Skills workbook that she (we) had worked on during her homeschool high school years. One of the topics we covered was how to 'appoint' your home ~ essentials that one needs to 'set-up house keeping', as our grandmothers used to say. :-) When we were looking into setting-up the kitchen, we went through our own wares & looked into several suggested lists from other sources & came up with this one...

  • 2-3 different sizes of skillets/frying pans; try to have at least 1 cast iron
  • Spatter screen (to set on top of your skillet while frying)
  • 3 sizes of sauce pots
  • Dutch-oven or large pot for pastas/noodles/soups
  • Tea pot
  • 2 muffin tins ~ 6 & 12 count
  • 2 round cake pans
  • 13"x9" cake/lasagna pan
  • 1-2 cookie sheets
  • 1-2 casserole dishes w/lids
  • Loaf pan
  • 8"x8" square baking pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Silverware serving sets for 4-8 people
  • 4pc place-settings for 4-8 people
  • Selection of 16/12/10 oz glasses/mugs/cups
  • Juice glasses
  • Coffee mugs/cups
  • Serving Spoons
  • Spoon-rests for the stove top
  • Several different types of knives: butcher, paring, vegetable cutting, serrated, bread
  • Rolling pin
  • Biscuit cutter
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Can opener ~ electric stand-up or hand-held
  • Can opener ~ punch-through style
  • Mixing spoons (prefer wooden)
  • Potato peeler
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Grater
  • Colander
  • Hand juicer
  • Apple corer
  • Electric mixer
  • Crockpot
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen Timer
  • Cutting boards ~ 1 for meat & 1 for veggies
  • Oven mitts/pot holders
  • Dish cloths/towels
  • Paper towel holder
  • Napkin holder
  • Salt n pepper shakers
  • Sugar bowl & creamer
  • Canister set ~ or attractive old canning jars of various sizes
  • Cookbooks/favorite family recipes
  • Cookie jar
  • Oil/Vinegar carafes
  • Serving trays

I'm sure your family can think of your own favorite necessities. My favorites are the hand-me-down kitchen utensils...well-worn & used by my mother & grandmother. <3

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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