Saturday, October 4, 2008

new bowl

this may be ridiculous but i had to show you guys the new "oatmeal bowl" i got for myself at IKEA yesterday. i love using a huge bowl because then i can just throw everything into the microwave and it doesn't spill out over the sides of the bowl. and it's just fun having a big bowl. it makes me feel like i'm just a tiny person using a regular sized bowl.

i took these photos for comparison. on the far left and second to the left are the dishes that came with my standard corning ware dish set. a small bowl, and a bigger bowl. i like to microwave 1/4 cup egg whites in the smallest one for 47 seconds and out comes a perfect english muffin sized patty.

in the middle we have a colourful blue and yellow bowl. i actually bought this in England when i studied there years ago, which is why it's a loner bowl without anything to match. i like the size of this bowl but when i use it for oatmeal in the microwave, it gets too hot to handle and i have to take it out with paper towels, which is kind of dangerous.

second from the right is the bowl i use the most, since i have four of them. i like the size, and they don't get too hot in the microwave, but they look kind of old and shabby (cracked) because they are plastic. and when i stack them they always stick inside each other and are hard to pull apart which is kind of annoying.

and finally on the right is my new blue IKEA oatmeal bowl. i haven't tried it yet so i don't know how it will handle the microwave but i'm imagining that it will be perfect. :) see how big it is!

oh, i just noticed in the first photo there is a nice shot of my cat's bottom. in the second, his feet. don't let the size of the cat impair your bowl-size-judgment because he is a mammoth beast. also in the second is this cute wall art sticker thing i got for a friend's housewarming present.


Shirls said...

I have a lot of bowls too, all different sizes for different reasons, as small as custard cups all way up to massive super huge big plastic ones that you can literally dumb those costco sized bags of munchies in..

I almost always eat everything from a bowl vs a plate, I just like them :0) And I really like your new bowl and I love your English bowl :0) oh and the kitty is cute too!

Vanessa said...

I love bowls!

Jen said...

*laughs* I noticed Oliver in there too!!! I wonder if it's a thing with Grey cats??? My one cat (Mikka) is this huge massive cat!!! She isn't fat (no tummy hanging or anything) just a beast!!!

Anyhoo, onto the REAL topic! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE bowls...I am CONSTANTLY buying bows, because I want to like looking at my food and go, aw, it looks so pretty!!! I like the Ikea one!!! I think I have small ones just like it!!!!

fittingbackin said...

hahaha your bowls are hilarious! I've never thought about it - maybe I need to get a fun, special bowl for Saturday & Sunday's honey nut cheerios! :)

Oh yeah - I hear you on the wine. I'm working on getting into that too! I started out great last night with chardonnay.... then I had whiskey.... then BEER! Sabotage!

Erin said...

I always cooked my oatmeal in this supersized soup bowl - otherwise it always overflowed!