Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Even The Simple Things - Nested Measuring Spoons

    OK, I'll admit I am stir crazy. The weather is warming up, the snow is melting and yet ... I still am stuck without my RV travel fix. What do I do? Go shopping at every dollar store and big box outlet, looking for useful and interesting stuff for the RV. This week's foray netted me some cool, space-saving nesting measuring spoons. Surely, not the most glamorous item, but still a necessity. (And stop calling me Shirley!) I do not often use measuring spoons when cooking. It's usually a pinch of this or a smidge of that. BUT, when you are following a recipe or package directions it's sure nice to know what 1/8 teaspoon actually is!

All Spread Out and Pretty
These six measuring spoons are made of plastic (naturally) and have the sizes printed on them in various colors. Each one is a different color so it's easy to find the right one and not confuse them. I can't tell you how many times I ended up using a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon. Well, in fact, I can tell you. A lot! Although one of my absolute favorite soup recipes is this Beef and Barley number that called for a teaspoon of pepper and I added a tablespoon. It is AMAZING. A bit spicy, but really great for cold days. I promise, in a later article I'll cook up a pot and share the love! Back to the spoons!
Happily Nested

The best thing about this set of measuring spoons? It's the first set I have that's small and actually stays NESTED! Usually they end up all spread out and tangled in my (admittedly) messy drawer. The clip that holds them together allows them to be separated easily. Though to be honest, it looks like it may break if spread open too aggressively. They don't weigh much and at $1.49 they were quite the bargain. Whenever I purchase something for the kitchen, the first thing I begin thinking about is all the great recipes and experiments I can use them for. These are no exception! Something about the 1/8 teaspoon size makes me think of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The weather is just beginning to slowly climb back up into the 40's here in the Northeast. There is hope in the air that I'll be able to travel soon and put some of the things I've learned over the winter to good use. I've begun to plan some trips already ... stay tuned!

Be Seeing You...Down The Road...

Rich "The Wanderman"


  1. Rich,
    Let us know where you purchased the items you reference in your articles.
    bob g

    1. Rob,
      By design, I do not like recommend or promote any particular big box or discount chain as it may make me sound biased. If you look at the photo, you can figure out where it came from. This time, it was WalMart.

      Rich "The Wanderman"


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