Friday, December 28, 2007

Use what you have


Since so many readers weren't sure what to serve in that Goodwill hors d'oeuvres dish, here's another idea. Armetale is not too dressy for plain old chips and salsa!

12 comments:

mama k said...

Glad to see you are enjoying it! :)

Amy said...

Very nice!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I can't believe you found that at Goodwill! I would have kept it, too. It seems like brides today are funny about specifically getting the items they want on their registries.

Good for you. :)

Peregrina said...

Wonderful idea. Isn't it nice to take a spectacular object like that and use it "just because?". :)

Pattie - Chicagoland, IL said...

Funny you should mention use what you have. I'm going thru my fridge and cabinets putting together meals for the next few days using the things already here.

It's amazing how creative you can get when you put everything onthe kitchen table and start matching up foods that you never though would go together!

Elizabeth said...

I saw new Armetale pieces on sale when shopping last night. I must say that you came upon a real find when you snagged this dish. You're getting so much use out of it at a fraction of the cost even of the sale price.

I have two old bowls with dip containers that my parents used when I was growing up -- one is wooden and the other is glass with a silver pedestal base. I've worn the wooden one out to the point that I either need to toss it or do some repair work. Of course, the glass one is more versatile, as it can be dressed up or down and it can hold dry contents, such as chips, or "damp" contents, such as shrimp on ice.

Pure and Sensible said...

Did you decide against giving it as a gift? I think it's very pretty and useful! Happy New Year!

Leinani
http://www.heartofwisdom.com/PUREANDSENSIBLE/

nancyr said...

I'm glad that you decided to keep the Armetale set. Someone who really appreciates it should have it, and you know that is you!

Lyn said...

Looks lovely on your table, glad you kept it.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Beautiful and a great idea! Is that tomato salsa? Doesn't the acid from tomatoes eat away at metal? My stainless steel Dutch oven has stains from my tomato recipes. :S

SongBirdy said...

This is so true! USE what you have! It may not be what it was intended for, and it may not be exactly what you wanted, but if you use it!

This kind of made my laugh because we bought my Grandfather's Dinning Room wall unit from him (he had a big house). It stands in our living area room and we use it, for everything. Games, craft supplies, children's craft supplies, extra linens, filing of important papers, storage of our media devices, etc. Each of these items has a 'home' on this unit. When they don't fit, we donate to fit.

Anyways, Grandpa is not impressed. Because this is for dishes!

Meredith said...

Armetale is not silver, but some kind of metal alloy similar to pewter.

I have not found that tomato salsa pits the surface at all, though I wouldn't store it in the little bowl overnight! Dishwashers do ruin the surface, though, so handwash only.

This dish is originally designed for shrimp and shrimp cocktail sauce, so I doubt that salsa is any more acidic than that!