ic Kathe With an E: My Christmas Wish List For My Mother-In-Law

Thursday, December 4, 2014

My Christmas Wish List For My Mother-In-Law

This post is brought to you by the awesome people over at Wayfair. All opinions in this post are mine. 

Since my mother-in-law moved in with us last month and is no longer working, she has been helping out in the kitchen while I am at work. Let's just say I am getting a tad spoiled by having dinner on the table when we get home. That's not to say I haven't cooked up a few things of my own, but she is enjoying using some of my favorite tools and has expressed that when she finds a new place of her own, there are few things she'd like to have. So, since Wayfair asked me to put together a kitchen Christmas wish list, I decided to create one just for her!
John Boos Maple Butcher Block Cutting Board - She has been cutting up veggies up a storm and loves my butcher block cutting board so, why not get her the best? This Boos cutting board is top of the line and will last her many years!

Le Creuset Cast Iron Oval French Oven - Just the other day we came from work to a bubbling pot of stuffed cabbage, one of Mr. B's favorites. She went on and on about how much she loved using my cast iron dutch oven and how she was going to have to get one for herself. Hint taken!


Calphalon Tri Ply Stainless Steel Saucepan with Lid - I am a huge fan of Calphalon pots and pans and now, she is too! Especially the stainless steel saucepans I have.

Wusthof Gourmet 18 Piece Knife Block Set - A good knife set for her is a no brainer! I have used her knives before and they are dangerously dull.  Getting her a great set like this Wusthof one will give me peace of mind!

Cuisinart 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker - She was amazed at how safe and fast my electric pressure cooker is!  I made both Mongolian Beef and the rice for it for dinner over the weekend and she was shocked at how tender the beef came out.  Dinner was on the table in less than an hour and I only used this tool to get it there. 

Calphalon Unison Nonstick 2 Piece Fry Pan Set - She mentioned in passing that she wished she had some smaller good non stick frying pans, since it will be only her that she will be cooking for most of the time. This two-piece set from Calphalon should be just the ticket!

Lodge Skillet with Assist Handle - She also mentioned (hinted?) that she wished she had a better cast iron skillet with a better way to move it from the stove to the table. Lodge is my favorite brand for cast iron and when I saw this one with the assist handle, I knew it had to be added to the list.

Bialett Taste of Italy3-qt. Stoneware Lasagna Pan - I believe every kitchen should have a good lasagna pan and this 3-qt stoneware one is the perfect size for when she invites us over for dinner...mom's lasagna? Oh yeah!!

I can't wait to wrap up some of these and have them under the Christmas tree! I think she will be thrilled to get any of them to add to her kitchen at her new home! 


Now tell me, what is on your kitchen wish list?

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20 comments:

  1. I'm crazy for Le Creuset and the cast iron French Oven will be going on my list!

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  2. Great picks. What a yummy kitchen list!!!

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  3. Okay, you can just replace your MIL's name and add mine instead! Great gift ideas!!

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  4. That Dutch oven looks amazing! Great list. So happy that it's working out so well to have your MIL live with you.

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  5. I'm with Diann, just put my name up there...oh wait that is my name (LOL) just that I'm not your MIL! LOL! No really I do love the cast iron skillet but have trouble lifting it also so the assist handle would be perfect. So I'll make a copy of this list and share it with my Santa!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. this is awesome! I really want that but her block! Thanks Kathe!

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  7. And my comment disappeared! Anyhoo, this is a beautiful list, and I am so glad you and your MIL are getting along so well, sharing one kitchen!

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  8. I was kinda (secretly) hoping, I could be your Mother-In Law when I grow up! I love all your choices! Perfect start to a great kitchen!
    One lucky Lady!
    Theresa.

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  9. What a great list. I see several things there that need to be on my wish list. Cathy

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  10. Nice choices...I would like the Boos cutting board,...they are great!

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  11. Great choices! I love the dutch oven that would be on my list too!

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  12. You chose great items for your mother in law. I would love to receive such a good stuff.

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  13. What a cool list!! You have one lucky MIL!!!

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  14. I put a Boos block on my list, too. It's a great staple for your kitchen.

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  15. How fabulous it is to be spoilt with a home cooked meal when you get back in from work. I love your choices of gifts ….

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  16. Those are great picks! You have a lucky MIL!

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  17. Can your MIL and her Christmas list move in with me? She must be a fabulous cook!

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  18. Nice! I've been wondering what to get my boyfriend's mom! She loves making big meals. These are some great ideas and I see a couple that she would probably enjoy!

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  19. Kitchen Aide mixer in white, mobile kitchen island, white dishes, new food processor, fancy measure spoons...

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