Saturday, July 31, 2010

Williams-Sonoma Catalog

One of my favorite days is when I get a Williams-Sonoma catalog in the mail. Don't ask me why, but I love sitting down and just looking through the catalog.
It brings me peace and joy.

Weird, I know.

Well, today was one of those days.
My son checks the mailbox almost every single day, except Sunday.

No post on Sunday.
If you're a nerd like me you'll know what book that's from.

Today my son handed me a small pile of mail and I didn't mind the bills because I saw the Williams-Sonoma catalog right on top!
My blood pressure went down instantaneously. aaahhh....

I look though the pages and dream of having a Miele rotary iron.
Doesn't everyone?
Wrinkled linens are so embarrassing!

And what about pancakes?
Whenever I use molds my pancakes never come out looking like this.
Why is that?
I have to scrape the batter from the mold, bang it on the side of the pan and, usually, I end up ripping it and saying to my kids, 'there! it looks like'....well, not what the mold looks like anyway, but it usually looks like something!

And a pasta attachment! For my Kitchen Aid!
This is definitely on the list.
On an episode of Oprah, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali were the guests and they said it was so easy to make your own pasta and that everyone should have an attachment for their kitchen aid. And, whatever Gwyneth says, I do! I'm easy like that.

So, what catalogs get your boat a rockin?
Do tell...


  1. I know what you mean! I love getting the Williams-Sonoma catalog too and spend a good hour drooling over items I want (but don't have the space for in my tiny kitchen).

    I've had good luck with the pancake molds by doing a little trick. I fill a shallow bowl with vegetable oil and dip the mold in that before putting it on the skillet. that usually does the trick but occasionally I have to take a paring knife to loosen the edges a bit.

    Good luck!

  2. Adam, thanks for stopping by and for the great tip! I will try it next time.