I got my eye on you

My mom’s kitchen has so many things. Period.

There are pans, gadgets and cake stands every where you turn. Or – behind every cupboard. She’s equipped for every possible party invitation, as a host of any theme, she’s ready to take on any baking assignment and will bat her eyes with modest appreciation when you compliment her on the arrangement.

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Which is why it’s hard for me to out-right steal from the lady. Because if she didn’t love it so much, I would totally clepto my way to her equipment.

Those loaf pans? How many are there? At least 6. I have one. As in “Let’s learn to count, we always begin with ONE.” One.

I’m envious.

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Muffin tins, griddles, baking sheet after glorious baking sheet.

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Wooden spoons, I counted 3 wire whisks … spatulas that don’t crack and break. Rolling pins, oh my!

It’s not that I don’t have these things. I do. I have one of each of these things. What I don’t have is ample space to store extra’s, a dishwasher or a griddle. I don’t have one. I weep.

I equate this kitchen status to something like retirement. One day I’ll be part of this club. With cake stands and cupboards and a kitchen-aid. Until then … I’ll just take photos of my mom’s baking supplies, her organized cupboards and racks and racks of pie dishes, pyrex and bowls.

And I pet them when no one’s looking.

3 thoughts on “I got my eye on you

  1. What’s funny is that she has managed to fit all of that stuff in a space half the size of most kitchens.

  2. I can soo relate! I live in a little apartment with only the essentials – no dishwasher – no kitchen aid – no space for either! Someday, someday! I will have my dream kitchen. Until then I will continue to bake at my mum’s house for all holidays. Hang in there, you’re not alone.

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