Gentle Readers, today’s post comes courtesy of the age-old marketing technique, the poll. The survey size was small, however, consisting solely of Team Practical Cook, so do pardon if the results were skewed. In an effort to blog before celebrating my birthday (very different blog if done post-celebration, think My Drunk Kitchen plus, ahem, a few years), I surveyed my audience as to what I should blog about.
Here’s the result.
1. Flowers. This is actually a great item to discuss. I love having flowers on (or near, if they’re so big they interfere) the table. It’s bright and cheerful. I’m especially fond of these birthday flowers, selected by the Practical Cooks Junior, and paid for with their very own allowance money. Every once in a while, there’s a gift within a gift.
2. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joe’s. Another birthday present from the Juniors. They know my favorites. And though not precisely a kitchen tool, it is a key element to keeping the Practical Cook up and running after a long day.
3. Peach Blueberry Crisp. Another not-quite-a-tool, but why quibble with the audience? This is the Eldest’s favorite dessert in the world, and the blueberries were picked by the Juniors. Altogether, a perfect choice for a birthday cake alternative.
Do you enjoy receiving kitchen-related or food gifts for your birthday? What are some of your favorites? Post your comments below!
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