Friday, January 19

Over the past year of so I've heard and read reports of the dangers of teflon. This was around the time that my teflon coated set of pots and pan was on its last leg. So when I replaced them I went with stainless steel.

The stainless steel took a bit of getting used to as I grew up using teflon coated cookware. For the most part I adapted. But there were a few things that I couldn't manage to cook in a stainless steel pan. Pancakes and eggs.

I almost never buy cereal for breakfast since it's the most expensive breakast (as per The Tightwad Gazette). We make a lot of eggs and pancakes. When stainless steel proved to be hostile toward eggs and pancakes I went out and bought a cheap teflon coated pan for cooking them. I knew teflon was bad but I didn't think I had another option.

Well, I recently heard that pre-seasoned cast iron is dreamy. So I bought this pre-seasoned cast iron griddle. Y'know what? It is dreamy. It basically requires the same care as my Pampered Chef stoneware (hot water and scraping/ soap) so easy-peasy.

I now have a teflon-free kitchen! YAY!

Speaking of dreamy, have I mentioned that I have the best friends? I don't get to see my friends as often as I'd like. But that's because we are a one-car my own fault. But I have some truly wonderful friends.

I should preface what I'm about to say by mentioning that I am often told it is difficult to pick out a present for me. I am often told I'm too picky. I have been told this since I was a child.

So nothing touches me more than someone says, "I saw this and knew you had to have it". Things that were gifted to me this way mean so much to me. I'm getting all teary-eyed just thinking about it. {sniff}

The other day I recieved a box in the mail from my friend, Melissa. The box contained these little jars. She saw them and knew I needed them. Aren't they just the cutest thing all filled with button!?! I just love them! Thank you, Melissa!!!

The winter quilt top is coming along nicely. I had planned to do the border yesterday but it didn't happen. Yesterday went too fast. Today seems to be following suit so it will probably be finished over the weekend.

I did finish the squirrel embroidery. It needs to be framed though.

Isn't this the funniest picture!? I found Mason sleeping in this box the other night. I tried to pry him out of it but he was too heavy for me to lift. He was out of the box when I woke up in the morning though. I've asked a few times but he hasn't shared just why he went to bed in a box. :-)

And, finally, I snapped this picture of myself the other day. I thought I'd share it here since it seems I got lucky and found a flattering angle. I really enjoy it when people post a picture of themself of their blog. I like seeing who's world I'm reading about. So, here's me.

I usually wear glasses but mine are falling apart and need to be replaced desperately. Lately I haven't been wearing them much around the house. So they are missing in the picture. In the interest of full disclosure, I'll leave you with this version. :-)


Melissa R. Garrett said...

Oh you're so pretty!!

Mason sleeping in the box is great! I almost couldn't find him in there - LOL! And your quilt is looking great - maybe I will have the nerve to make one someday (yikes!)

Bettsi said...

Look at how pretty you are, Dannielle! The button jars are gorgeous! I look forward to seeing the quilt when it's finished.

Donna said...

I love the glasses! Thanks for the giggle.

You have beautiful eyes!

Simmy said...

What a beautiful photograph - you have such a pretty face. You're right about how nice it is to see people's faces - I'm still camera shy though!

Sarah and Jack said...

Ugh, Jack is sleeping so poorly right now that I would give ANYTHING to find him sleeping in a box!

One Crabapple said...

Love your new glasses !

Been enjoying looking thru your blog

Your Mason in a box ! laughing...teepee candles MUST have been quite a sight ! whewwwwww

Your stiching is so good and I love the things you have created and posted here .

Teflon pans are BAD ???? I did not know that.
But really ! of course they would be when you think about it. I love the iron pans too but it takes a bit of work to get good eggs and pancakes like you say. Now this preseasoned business.... sounds very good ! thank you for the TIP !

Love, S.

clarice said...

Dannielle, how wonderful to put sucha beautiful face to your post. Thank you Clarice