Sunday, October 26, 2008

What a Steal

I am always looking for a bargain. And as many of you may or may not know I love second hand shops, more commonly referred to as thrift shops. Goodwill comes to mind to many as does Salvation Army. But there are many smaller thrift shops, second hand shop (Darn I am wanting to break out in Streisand's Second Hand Rose real bad), and consignment shops as well.

Some of those shops are backed by churches, ASPCA, and many many more. So find a spot that you are willing to dump your money into and stop the buying of new items that need more energy and find a new home for a sad slowcooker, a desk lamp, a set of beer mugs, book, and anything else you can think of.

I am gone so long, my husband contemplates having a change of address card for my mail when I am out thrifting. Now back to my story.

I was at Goodwill looking for drinking glasses, because...well I will blog about my reason why...anyhow, we found three glasses, which is all we needed, and what did Savanah find without even looking for was a SPRINGFORM PAN! Did I shout? Pardon me, I got a bit excited.

I have been looking for a pan and a cheesecake recipe. Well I borrowed from my girlfriend her spring-form pan and the recipe I got from Tyler Florence on the Food Network. My oh my, the cheesecake was a hit. Now, we did have the wrong pan size and should have used a 9 inch, but my girlfriends was an 8 inch. Our recipe came out a bit more jiggly than we had anticipated, and now we think we know why. If the recipe called for a 9 inch pan, then it would have less surface space to cook...duh, and that may have been the culprit.

So needless to say, we are looking forward to our next encounter with graham crackers and cream cheese. *chills run down Cooking Lady's spine*


appleleaf said...

Wow, what a great find! I love these shops too. About from the money you save, you also find unique, quirky, non-production line items.

River said...

YAY! You find the most fabulous stuff on your shopping trips! Will you be my personal shopper? :)

Frankie said...

I'd love to go thrifting with you!

Would you believe I have a set of three springform pans in my cupboard, in the original box, which I purchased years ago, and I'm too, um, kitchen challenged to use them?

Yeah, that's the story and I'm sticking to it.

I'm lazy and intimidated, to be honest.

Share the recipe, I may just delight my DH. =)

Veg-a-Nut said...

I love thrift stores and garage sales. I am a go getter. Great find! I look forward to your cheesecake!

Freakmom said...

I love thrift shops too.