Friday, June 06, 2008

Birthday Gifts

Yesterday was my birthday (Dr. Bad Ass is now officially 46 years young) and Slogger went nuts with kitchen appliances, which is cool since I love me some cooking.

Here's the haul:



A food steamer that also serves as a rice cooker. Last night I cooked salmon in it -- tasty! And since we're now on an extremely low-fat, low-sodium, low-cholesterol diet, this will help with the low-fat part.




OK, so the ice cream and frozen yogurt maker isn't so closely connected to the healthy diet. BUT it will make some yummy desserts, and what is life without dessert? I've been looking up gelato recipes to try those out.




This slow cooker is bigger than my old one, so I'll be able to cook a whole chicken in it, or a big pork roast. It's got latches on top, which makes it handy for taking to parties, etc. The spoon is a bit of a cheesy addition, I think -- it's a rather flimsy plastic spoon that doesn't do much for me.




So I spent my birthday at home, recovering from vastly overeating Italian food the night before. Slogger was still feeling the aftereffects as well -- probably from the saltiness of the sauces and the amount that he ate. He got home from work yesterday and took a two-hour nap.

So today it is back to the office, to get some work done on revisions to my program report and to get started writing my sabbatical proposal (also a book proposal on my sabbatical work). But first to the treadmill . . .

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Les,
Happy, happy! I actually thought about you several times on your birthday. Strange the things I can remember...like the date of your birthday! (Can't remember what I did five minutes ago, but I can remember that?) 46 is a wonderful age, wouldn't you agree? I've been there for a while myself!

Take care!!
Sheri

Jen said...

Well, Happy Birthday!! :) I'm glad it was such a good one! Too bad it rained ALL day long!! Sheesh...what was up with that!?

This sabbatical that you mention...can you post about what your plans are? Where are you planning to go and what are you planning to do? I'm just curious, so feel free to tell me to mind my own business! :)

Hope said...

Happy birthday! I hope you were able to recover from the Italian.

Did you call your wonderful fabulous mom? I have one of those too!

Thanks for the comment.

Tanya said...

I love kitchen gadgets. Unfortunately, I have about 2 square feet of counter space and about the same amount of storage in my kitchen. I'm thinking of rotating the blender to the basement so I can fit the mini-chopper instead.

life_of_a_fool said...

Happy belated birthday!

I am just about to eat (full fat, full tasty goodness) ice cream from what looks like that exact ice cream maker!

alicia said...

happy birthday!! and wow what great presents!!


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Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Love the gifts! NCLM

PJ said...

Happy BIrthday, Prof! Love that slow cooker with the latches. Last time I used mine, I dumped sausage gravy all over the back seat of my car. Yuck!!! The latches look GREAT!!!

And good luck on your sabbatical proposal!! (Back atcha from NCLM)

Amanda said...

Thank you for the comment and support.

Happy bday and I hope you have fun with all your new gadgets!

My name is Andy. said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy your new toys!

Candid Engineer said...

Happy birthday! The presents look great. I got a couple of fun appliances for wedding gifts (including a slow cooker), but we always live in such a tiny apartment, I never feel motivated to get this stuff out of the closet, out of the box, etc... Looking forward to the day when I have an enormous kitchen and room for all of my crap. Cheers from NCLM.

DC said...

Happy birthday!!! I LOVE the steamer. :)

~Jess said...

Happy belated birthday!

You got some great gifts there! You'll have to let us know how the ice cream maker is. It's currently on my birthday list.

Here via NCLM

Amanda said...

Happy Belated B-day! I'm envious of your ice cream/yogurt maker. Homemade ice cream... yummy!

Dreams Come True said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! My husband and I have that very same ice cream/yogurt maker and we love it! Well, M likes it more than me... he makes delicious homemade ice cream at least twice a month. Yumm!!

Enjoy your new kitchen toys! :D

Pamela Jeanne said...

A belated happy birthday! Loving the opportunity to get to know all these fellow Geminis! cheers, Pamela