Okay, now that the Three Kings have had their day in the sun, I can get around to doing a holiday wrap-up report. I’ve already shared a couple of awesome gifts, but there were others worth mentioning.
I got a sewing machine, but more on that when I get around to blogging about my first sewing experience in this century. The Knight got a Soda Stream (the red one), and so far, so good. We’ve tried the diet root beer, the regular orange and the diet orange, and we’re both pleased. I’m especially pleased, because I’m not a fan of heavy carbonation, and you can control how much you “bubble up” your bottle.
Do you Soda Stream? If so, how many pumps and what flavors?
A surprise hit was the microwave popcorn popper. I feel certain I had an earlier model and it went to the landfill in a short order, but this generation is a good one. I’ve always liked hot air popcorn best, but with Sissy’s accute corn allergy, the potential for flying allergens in her favorite room in the house isn’t an option anymore. The Knight picked this up one night while we were shopping together, and I assumed it was for one of his family’s gift exchange gifts.
We’ve found 1/4 cup of Orville’s popcorn at 3 minutes, drizzled with real butter and sea salt is a perfect single-serving. There is a paper “cup” that needs to be replaced as needed, but you can get several uses from each one even if you’re using oil and/or butter. (We add the butter after the fact, in a separate bowl.) We’re now fighting over who has to eat up the “old” microwave popcorn in the pantry. I’m holding firm; it was MY gift, so it’s MINE, so the Knight needs to quit using MY popper until he eats up all the pre-packaged stuff. (Except the lime… clearly, that’s MINE.)
Did you get any gifts we need to know about?