My MIL cleaned out her cabinets this weekend and look what I got! A rolling pin!!!!! I've had the cookbook for awhile, which she gave to me as well, but I didn't have a rolling pin. Which is why I haven't made my own pie crusts in a few months.
The funny thing about this rolling pin is that it's the same one my mom had. And when my MIL handed it to me, I didn't feel one ounce of sadness! I didn't feel like I was feeling left out because this was just one more thing my mom wasn't able to give me. It felt awesome that my husband's mother gave it to me. My "other" mother gave me something that she used for certain holidays to make something for her loved ones.
I know it's just a rolling pin and I'm probably looking into it TOO much, but the fact that I didn't feel any sadness was HUGE!
My rolling pin is marble, so I'm not sure how it'll do with a pie crust, but I'm sure as hell going to try...tomorrow. I can make them and freeze them for pies, pot pies, pie crust cookies..oh SO many things! She even gave me a spring form pan so I can make my cheesecake in! She gave me all kinds of goodies yesterday. I spent a good portion of the evening washing and putting everything away in it's place. I now feel like I have a kitchen! *YAY*
Run along, while I so some baking and see what the rest of the class brought