Gift From White Cloud!!

ArabellaMillerJuly 24, 2006

Guess what was waiting on my porch when I got home from the beach with the kids today!?!

A HUGE box from our own Farmer Justice - Miss Annie! And in the very large box - A tortilla maker (so excited to try this!); A gorgeous cobalt blue pie plate (my fave color and my fave baking item); and another gorgeous serving dish. I'm going to take some photos tomorrow and I promise I'll post.

But wait! Could there be more!?! THe box says 1 of 2! You'll all just have to tune in to find out!

Thanks Annie, you are a superstar!

AM

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shaun

Oooooooooh can't wait to see!!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 8:36PM
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annie1992

Oh yes, there's another box with the rest of the "five" items in it. I'm so glad that tortilla platter got to you unbroken. When you get the other box you will find that there is actually a "theme", but the pie plate...well...I just couldn't squeeze that into the theme so I got it just because you said you liked them. LOL

Annie

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 8:49PM
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dlundin

Can't wait to see what the rest is! If you got any habanero gold, I'll be right ovah. Sounds like a great start!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 9:14PM
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dedtired

A tortilla maker?? Wow. I can barely wait for part two.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 9:39PM
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homesforsale

Hoe exciting!Goodies.. a new way to prepare food and beautiful serving dishes..:) This is so amazing!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 9:42PM
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riverrat1

Hey, tap...tap...tap....we're waiting. LOL!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 3:19AM
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chase_gw

Tortillas you say....hmmmm I'm betting I know some of the things in box 2!!!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 9:17AM
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ann_t

Wow, can't wait for the next box to arrive and the pictures.

Ann

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 10:22AM
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blueiris24

I love cobalt blue, it's such a cheery color -- can't wait to see the contents of your box!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 11:50AM
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doucanoe

Here I sit, waiting (im)patiently.....

Linda

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 12:43PM
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lakeguy35

Part one sounds perfect!! I'm waiting for the pics and update too....and I'm on dial-up out here at the lake!!

David

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 11:03PM
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Gina_W

We're waiting for the pictures girl!

(Remember in the olden days of the swaps when noone had digital cameras yet and there weren't any pictures - remember?)

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 1:26PM
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doucanoe

Tomorrow was yesterday....where are those pix?

Linda

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 1:30PM
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solsthumper

Uh.. AM, just exactly how big was that box that Annie sent you? Did you fall in? Are ya gonna need our help gettin' out?
Just rap once for yes. Twice for Upyerz.

Seriously, I hope all is well. We'll be here when you get a chance to post pictures.

Sol

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 1:45PM
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riverrat1

I think her kids taped her into the box...

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 4:08PM
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bubbeskitchen

What they said..I'm ready to get into the car and drive to CT about now and pull her out of the box. Those kids of her's are cute but don't give them duct tape.

Cereally, where are you AM?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 8:33PM
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debbie814

AM, I'm tuned in. Has part 2 arrived? Can't wait to see the blue pie plate!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 9:18PM
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jessyf

ttt hee hee (no pressure, no, none at all)

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 10:24AM
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finally

Hey! We can't wait FOREVER ya know! Maybe she went south of the border...

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 11:48AM
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annie1992

Wow, I sure hope that second box got there, now I'm going to start to worry a bit. The first one had all the big stuff, but the second one was the "details". Sigh.

That's what I get for having a theme, sheesh. Stuff in a box wouldn't matter....

Annie

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 2:29PM
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Marigene

I am with River, those kids MUST have taped her into the box, and we all know it takes forever to get duct tape off anything!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 2:59PM
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ArabellaMiller

Hi - no second box yet. I practically jumped the mailman today! (he's kind of cute, so I wanted to!).

I'll post the second I open it, I promise! (although I might take a minute to scarf down any homemade goodies first!)

AM

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 3:37PM
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riverrat1

Whew! there you are, I was beginning to worry!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 9:01PM
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ArabellaMiller

Yikes! Still no 2nd box and we are leaving for vacation tomorrow. :)

My next door neighbor is watching the house and bringing in mail for us, I'm going to alert her to bring any boxes in ASAP and NOT TO TOUCH THE CONTENTS! (she's a bit of a "Mrs. Kravitz", which makes for a safe neighborhood, but very little privacy)

I'm looking forward to digging in when we get home.

AM

    Bookmark   July 30, 2006 at 2:00PM
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traceys

Can't wait to see pictures and hear about the second box. The pie plate sounds beautiful.

Annie, You do pack a mean box. What could be in box #2?

Tracey

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 7:48AM
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annie1992

Well, let's see. The first box contained the "breakable" stuff, the electric tortilla press/baker, the blue and white tortilla platter and the cobalt blue pie plate.

Box #2? Why, it contains everything else, of course.

Annie

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 11:20AM
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lori316

Oh, this sounds like a delicious package.

AM, I bet that colbolt blue pie plate would make one beautiful blueberry pie! Can't wait to see the rest of the package.

Enjoy it.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 3:41PM
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stacy3

oh phooey - I was waiting for pictures before I posted! It sounds wonderful! Can't wait to hear the rest and hopefully see it all.

Stacy

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 4:14PM
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trixietx

I am trying to catch up and thought I had already posted, guess I was just waiting on the 2nd. box,

will just have to wait a bit longer, box #1 sounds great, a tortilla maker, what could be better,

will just have to wait,,,

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 11:04PM
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lakeguy35

Man, I'm so far behind I don't think I'll ever get caught up here. So far so good with box number one. I love tortillas and I'm sure you will too now that you can make your own. Way to go Annie! The pie plate and serving dish sound great too! Can't wait to see pics and to see box #2!! I sure hope it's not MIA thanks to the USPO.

Gina, I remember way back then too....it may be a little fuzzy but I remember!! LOL!

David

    Bookmark   August 2, 2006 at 10:46PM
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momto4kids

Oh wow! A tortilla press?!! That's great! I love dishes! I'm sure the pie plate and serving dish are beautiful! Yes, waiting to see pictures and box #2!! Great job Annie!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 1:27PM
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doucanoe

Well, I was going to wait for pix to post, but I am too impatient.
The tortilla maker sounds like a fun tool! Can't wait to see the dishes, too! And I hope box #2 didn't get lost!

Linda

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 4:41PM
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shaun

Very cool! Let us know how the Tortilla Maker does!~ Ole!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 4:49PM
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maggie2094

I keep checking back. Sounds like you will be having a fiesta with that box! I love the sound of the cobalt blue pie plate.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 8:04PM
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ArabellaMiller

Box 2 is here! It was waiting for me in the mudroom on my return from vacation - what a perfect welcome home.

Annie put together a wonderful box. In addition to the tortilla maker, pie plate and tortilla platter, there's a pie chicken(? - the directions say to put in in your top crust so that filling doesn't spill over, sounds cool!), 3 different salsas (2 of which are homemade, YAY! I can't wait to try the peach), tropical juices for the kids, Masa corn flour and a Mexican cookbook!

A perfect swap box for my South American cuisine and pie loving kitchen!

Here's a photo of the goodies:

And some close ups:

I'm making tortillas with the kids for lunch today! I'm so excited to use my new toy.

Thanks again Miss Annie - you are a gem.

AM

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 11:28AM
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jessyf

Oh thank god it got there. I was actually worrying about this box! Thats an amazing tortilla plate - I can see many other uses for it. Like sending it to me instead. Can you tell us more about that top crust chicken?!?

Hey whats that blue countertop? Major lust!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 4:12PM
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Marigene

What a great south of the border swap package AM......Annie did a great job! I love the platter and pie plate, but I covet that pie bird! They are used in the center of the pie to let the steam escape so the contents don't boil over.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 4:34PM
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ArabellaMiller

Yes, marigene, you're right - that's exactly what it says on the back of the chicken box!

So, let me get this straight, I roll out the top crust and cut a hole in it and lower it over the chicken's head? Do I then not have to cut any more slits in the pie crust?

I'm going to experiment with my new pie plate and chicken (which, incidentally, matches the pie plate PERFECTLY!). I'm really into the new chicken.

Oh, and I made corn tortillas today! I would have taken a picture, but they weren't very pretty. Tasty though! Pressing them down the right way takes a few tries. I'm loving that corn flour.

AM

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 4:41PM
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Marigene

AM, just make a slit in the top crust and work the pie bird into it, so it is sitting on top of the crust.....at least that is how I do it. I don't do any other slits.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 6:29PM
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riverrat1

That platter is so fine! I've never seen a pie bird? Great idea! Enjoy your box AM.

Annie! I think I need to know more about that platter ;-) I love it!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 7:29PM
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annie1992

Oh thank goodness, I was obsessing over that second box. You see, that homemade jar of red salsa is the last jar I had. I had Jessica do a bit of "spying" to make sure it would be acceptable since you keep kosher. The peach is a fresh batch, I made it just for you.

I'll be frank, the juice was a litle lame, but I couldn't think of one darned thing "south of the border" for the kids, I got a complete block somehow.

I liked the pie bird so well that I bought myself one, I thought he was very unique.

I'm so glad that finally got there. Whew. You would have had to have waited until after Canning Camp to get more salsa if that had been misdirected.

Annie

Psst, Karen. That platter was a "find" at Marshall's. I don't know what it was really supposed to be, but it seemed perfect for tortillas.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 10:08PM
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sheshebop

I think everybody was worried about that second box! Whew! Glead it made it! Annie, you did a wonderful job. Everybody seems perfect, and the platter and plate are gorgeous. Have fun with your stuff Arabella!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 10:55AM
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lori316

Well, that sure was worth waiting for! Those pie birds are great - decorative, yet functional. Leave it to Annie to be so clever.

Annie, great package(s).

I know you'll love it, AM

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 3:26PM
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bubbeskitchen

Whoa, I'm not officially supposed to be here, but...... I couldn't help myself.

I love your second box. The title of this swap could have been "What's in the Other Box?" LOL

Now I vote that you hustle to Manhattan so that I can show you how to make my pie pastry and bring some of that salsa with you, okay!

Bubbe

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 4:16PM
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stacy3

YEA!!!!!! it made it!!!!!! I love the photos - Annie, such a wonderful package - I love mexican. The platter is beautiful...but oh, how lucky you are AM, to get that jar of salsa!!!!! last one! savor it!

Stacy

    Bookmark   August 8, 2006 at 11:40AM
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doucanoe

Wow, definitely worth the wait! That platter is really pretty, And I LOVE Mexican food, so now I am going to have to go out and get a tortilla press!
The pie bird is cool, have heard of them but never seen one!

Great job, Annie! Get cookin' AM!
Linda

    Bookmark   August 8, 2006 at 1:40PM
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goldgirl

Okay, I'm lusting after both your swap box and your countertop! There seems to be a tortilla theme going around here - maybe I should take it as a sign that I need one LOL.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2006 at 5:29PM
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