Registry: Keep It Cookin’ In The Kitchen

So you’re engaged. Congrats! Show us the ring! Schedule the day! Register for a bed! Wait. What?

Yep, that’s right – I said register for a bed. And I mean it. GET THEE TO A CRATE & BARREL, ASAP! Registering within weeks of getting engaged was one of the BEST decisions that The Boy and I made in those early days of pre-nuptial craziness. People wanted to give us gifts (in general, for our birthdays, for Christmas, etc.) and being able to direct them to our registries was great (for us and for them). No fuss.

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Trying to plan your registry? Never fear, m’dear! Once a week over the next two months, I’ll be breaking down each section of the registry (generally by room) and offering you practical suggestions on items to register for. Today, we’re cookin' in the kitchen (Please note: This list DOES NOT include any serving or eating items – this is purely a list of cooking items):

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The Big Ticket Items (People may not buy it for you but you can use your completion program to get them yourself):

  • Microwave
  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer (in this case, the brand DOES matter)
  • Toaster Oven
  • Toaster
  • Fancy Coffee Machine
  • Slow Cooker
  • Rice CookerFood Processor
  • GOOD cookingware (pots and pans)
  • Blender
  • GOOD enamelware/cast iron Dutch oven
  • 3-4 GOOD Knives (Chef's Knife, Utility Knife, Bread Knife, and Paring Knife)
  • GOOD Knife Sharpener

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Needed Items (Even if you don't think so now…):

  • 2-3 Wooden Spoons
  • 1-2 Whisks
  • A set of Stainless Steel or Glass Mixing Bowls
  • 2-3 Rubber Spatulas
  • 1-2 Spatulas
  • 1-2 Sets of Metal Measuring Cups
  • 1-2 Sets of Metal Measuring Spoons (one for dry and one for liquid)
  • 1-2 Colanders
  • 1-2 Vegetable Peelers
  • 2 Tongs (one wood and one stainless steel)
  • 1-2 Kitchen Shears
  • 1-2 Cutting Boards
  • 2-3 Cookie Sheets
  • GOOD Roasting Pan
  • 1-2 Muffin Pans
  • 1-2 Cake and/or Pie Pans
  • Cheese Grater
  • 1-2 Casserole Dishes
  • 1-2 Cooling Racks
  • 1-2 Bread Pans
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Kitchen Timer
  • 3-5 Dishtowels/clothes
  • 3-5 Potholders/Mitts
  • 1-2 Aprons

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Cool Items (Not needed but nice to have):

  • Rasp and/or grater
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Extra Pots and Pans (in the middle sizes since they get used most often)
  • Dish Rack
  • Pot Rack
  • Knive Block or Magnetic Strip
  • Trash Can
  • Garlic Press
  • Pizza Wheel
  • Cookbooks
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Spice Rack
  • Canisters
  • Storage Containers
  • Baking Stone
  • Wok
  • Wafflemaker
  • Tea Kettle
  • Carving Set
  • Stockpot
  • Salt Grinder
  • Pepper Grinder

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Your bedroom doesn’t need much but be sure to invest in the important things as you’ll be using them every day. A stand mixer and quality pans are, indeed, expensive but when you consider the fact that you’ll be using them nearly every single day – that’s a sound investment. So, Tulle Nation – whaddya think? Did I leave anything off?