Welcome to the 148th Metamorphosis Monday!
Hope you’ve been having a fabulous weekend! Have you been shopping for groceries in preparation of Thanksgiving? The stores have all been packed when I’ve been in.
I don’t have a big “Before and After” to share for this Met Monday–it’s more like a little tweak. Last week I shared a change I made in my kitchen in this post: Baking Center in movie, It’s Complicated. I loved the baking center/station we saw in our movie house tour of the house in the movie It’s Complicated.
Though I don’t have an area big enough to hold a whole bunch of glass canisters/jars like we saw in the movie…
…I did manage to squeeze in a couple over in one corner of the kitchen.
I decided to add one more canister and I changed out the smaller one for a large one. That’s sugar on the left, flour on the right and oatmeal in the center. These canisters are available for purchase here: Anchor Hocking Montana Jar
Now, I just needed three scoops. I stopped by Williams-Sonoma, Bed, Bath and Beyond and several other stores near my home, but was unable to find what I needed. I was searching for a 1-cup measuring “scoop” with graduated markings showing 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 3/4 cup and 1 cup, so whenever I scooped out sugar, flour or oatmeal, I could measure it at the same time. I found plenty of measuring cups but they were all pretty large–a little too large to comfortably pull in and out of the canisters.
After searching pretty extensively online, I found the Nuscup, made in Switzerland. Have you ever seen these? It’s pretty cool.
They were a bit pricey at $12-14 each. So I searched around online and found them at the Sierra Trading Post for only $4.76 each. On that site, they were available in three colors. I went with the white accented with green. Shipping was reasonable at $5.95 for all three scoops. I hope they work as well as they appear to in the video. You just slide the little button and the cup adjusts to hold the amount you need.
The newly added center canister holds my favorite brand of oatmeal. Have you ever tried the Trader Joe’s brand? It is sooo good! It’s 100% whole grain oats and is gluten, wheat and dairy free for those who need that. Of course, it doesn’t have any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It’s definitely the best tasting oatmeal I’ve ever eaten. I add just a little touch of unsulfured blackstrap molasses. Molasses is really good for you because it’s a great source of iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. I love the way it tastes, too.
So, that’s my kitchen tweak. Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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