HAVE: Granjan is Grand!
I am truly floored by the box I receieved today from Granjan. I am grinning from ear to ear. I was leaving the house when I saw the box on the porch. Hey, doesnt UPS even ring the bell anymore? I had to run out so I put it in the house. I didnÂt recognize the name but when I saw Berkeley, CA I knew It must be the great Granjan. I was so excited!!! Her posts always stand out to me because Berkeley just appeals to me and I admire her food philosophy. Here is the box Â all 23 pounds!
WouldnÂt you know today I have overnight guests coming. Don't they know I want to be alone with my swap box and admire my presents all night long :D
Here is everything wrapped. I am amazed at the time put into this.
I just donÂt know if I can do this justice Â it is so amazing. Here are the categories and cards.
Janet said my post about leading a "flip flop" casual lifestyle inspired her. She wrote how she enjoyed shopping for fun things because her entertaining style is more formal. She could not have been more on target. Did I tell you that I actually skipped around the house today? (oh yeah I can skip in flip flops)
Cook It UP
Brunch Cookbook: Janet is an expert on this subject. I am looking forward to reading this. I peeked and the first recipe I saw was donut muffins Â thatÂs for me. She also related the pancakes to flip flops Â clever!
Cedar Grilling Planks: These are large!
High Heat Spatula: Can you see the clever design on this? You can use both ends.
Bash and Chop: I have always always wanted one of these. Janet explained that it is really a dough or bench scraper Â one of her favorite tools. Also great for getting veggies in the pan.
The Dip Cooler
SERVE IT ON
Frog Plate and Dish: I canÂt stop looking at this. I have never seen anything like it. See that the dish is footed? The frogs are adorable. This is gorgeous.
Cake Plate and Server: I canÂt stop staring at this. OMG! The server. Janet said she loved that the black and white border matched the frog plate. This will forever and ever be a tradition in our house to have your birthday cake on this plate. Guess what? My son and I share the same birthday and it is next month! I donÂt know if I can wait to use this, though.
Flower Chip and Dip and cake flower plates: This is so me. It just looks like summer.
SPREAD IT OUT
(oops that bottom box doesn't belong there)
Flamingo Flip Flop Cheese Plate: Where does she find these unique things? Is this cool, or what? Janet recalled the highlight of her trip to Southwest France was the flamingos.
Spreaders: Too cute or what? The colors match the glasses, too!
Chocolate Body Frosting: Ah hem. Gotta go!!! HeeeÂJanet mentioned something about Jessy hereÂ.
DRINK IT DOWN
Flip Flop glasses: More flip flops! Cute and colorful.
Drink Umbrellas: Need these for my rum cocktails!
AHA Mini Hot Peppers: Janet recommends these as a garnish for martinis. Dirty martinis will be featured for my guests tomorrow with these adorable pepper garnishes.
Rocket pop molds: Now I only just posted a few days ago asking someone here about where to get the pop molds (Sburkhart). My son loves rockets and usually starts asking for a pop about 10 minutes after he wakes up. I canÂt wait to surprise him with a rocket pop!
Here it isÂI could barely fit it all in one photo.
I am not kidding when I tell you I could just faint dead away. Janet put so much care in her beautiful presentation and lovely notes and stickers. I donÂt remember having this much fun with gifts since I was a kid at Christmas. All of these things are just the things I always look at and want but just donÂt spend the money on myself most times. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now back to that chocolate frosting...