Friday, October 5, 2018

Fall Kitchen Favorites

This past summer I added some new kitchen items to my everyday cooking routine, and I think you will enjoy them too.

We are about to hit the holiday cooking season, and these simple, inexpensive solutions can truly make life easier.

-One-
  Dollar Tree Place Mats

I now use plastic Dollar Tree place mats to line my kitchen drawers, and to protect the glass shelves in our new refrigerator.

I am adhesive shelf paper challenged, and I do not enjoy wrestling with it or cutting it to size. It reminds me of dealing with tangled coat hangers or packing tape.  Please tell me you understand.

I first saw this solution in Totally Tikaa's instagram feed.

They are easy to remove ,wipe down, and return into place. 
If you buy a pattern with a grid, as I did, (I bought the gray and white ones above) it is easier to cut to size if you need to.

Cost? $1 each.

-Two-

Small Inexpensive Paring Knives

I may be a little obsessed.

These knives can be found at all of my favorite places:
Ross,T.J. Maxx, and Marshall's.

But who are we kidding? Ross is my kryptonite.

I know the experts say we are supposed to have high quality knives, and I have a few, but most of my daily chopping works great with one of these.

Plus they are colorful and light.

Cost? $5.99-$7.99 a package.
-Three-
 Wooden Cutting Boards and Serving Pieces

Ever since our youngest daughter schooled me on the fun of creating charcuterie boards, I keep my eyes peeled for wooden bread boards or cutting boards or pedestals that I can use for serving. 

Did you know there are all sorts of charcuterie board accounts on instagram (#charcuterieboard)? 

Here is the first one I did, but I am working at improving.

Ross has every size of wooden tray you might need, and the prices are so low.

Cost?  $5.99 and up

I love the ones that look like wood slices..



There is something about the 'getting ready for the holidays' that I especially love, don't you?

Oh... and about Ross.
As you walk in the door, take a deep breath, and let go of any preconceived notions you might have .

It's worth it!






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8 comments:

CHERI said...

OH! I love the idea of the placemats. I am going to $ Tree tomorrow!!! I hate cutting shelf paper and it's oh so expensive! I don't have a Ross' near me but definitely hit one when I come across it.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I especially love all the wooden items!

Anna Garza said...

Your first charcuterie boards were awesome and so yummy! I am now on a quest to find some boards! Sharyland Ross-look out! Here I come!

Brenda said...

TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshalls are also my favorite stores. I can afford to shop higher end stores but why should I when they have such wonderful things at great prices! I'm hosting a blind wine tasting party soon and looking for a large wooden board for charcuterie. I know where to go shop for one!

Lea said...

Our Ross is not good at all, it use to be but not any more. But, TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning make up for them. I can find more kitchen tools and gadgets than the law allows in both of them. Happy weekend!

Bonnie said...

Thanks, Laura for the tips. I will check them out.

Nancy's Notes said...

Wonderful and really clever tips! They are all fantastic! Think I need to go shopping now!

Stacey said...

I'm going to take your advice and let go as I march into Ross to get some of these things for gifts...and maybe for me too. :)

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