Saturday, December 13, 2008

a happy bargain!

My very smart husband is of the opinion that no home should have only ONE pie plate.  Pie is something that should not be hampered by such logistics.  :)  

So, I have been on the lookout for a second pie plate.  I like the glass ones.  I had looked at antique stores, etc.  Last weekend we were in a Marshall's.  I saw a glass pie plate.  aha!  $12.99!  What???  no way.  So I put it back.  The very next store we went to was Target.  TWO plain glass pie plates just like I like for $4.50.  Now that's more like it.  

I bought them wondering did I really need THREE.  Tried to give one to a friend but she already had a bunch also.  

Just this morning I realized a wonderful use for it.  

My super cool and talented at gift giving sister-in-law, Mandy, gave me an herb themed gift for Christmas (we celebrated at Thanksgiving since we'll won't be together on Dec. 25th).  First up, herb snips that I'd registered for!  Yea!  Second, a neat book called "a handful of herbs" with gardening, cooking and decorating tips and finally I opened a wrapped box to unveil a BEAUTIFUL pot filled with oregano, thyme, basil, sage and rosemary.  We used the oregano in a frittata this week and the sage and thyme in a salad.  Yummy!  

The only downside was that I did not have anything to set the pot in so it was still sitting on top of a plastic sack on top of an old towel and was not quite as pretty in our living room as it could have been.  You got it!  This morning:  brainstorm!  A glass pie plate!  hooray!!!  


Jenni said...

that is a perfect use!!!

p.s. help me remember on Monday that I have your ME magazines from our trip to Canton .....

Jacquie said...

you are so clever! said...

soon you'll be using those nifty pie plates to make quiches seasoned with your herbs! double delights!

Karen said...

Loved seeing the herb garden again and also glad to see the blue chair in the background.