Do you see that window with the bear on it? It looks into a private dining room for people with big bucks...in other words....I've never eaten in there. But it's beautiful inside....when you look through the window... trying to find your favorite country singer...just in case he wanted to get my autograph. Ha Ha! Totally kidding.
Anyway, we won some fabulous prizes! We walked out with a new DVD player, Burger King gift cards, candy, and a really full belly. Oh yeah, and one other thing.
This is a Paula Deen Stoneware bread loaf pan in a lovely shade of speckled Robin's egg blue. I don't know what the "official" color is, but that's what it should be.
Here's the deal. My beloved and I both had to bring a wrapped $10.00 gift to play that gift swap game where you draw a number, pick a gift from the table to unwrap, or steal one from someone else. This is the gift that I brought.
My number was big, and by the time it got to me, I didn't see anything around the tables that I really wanted, so I stole my own gift back! It gets worse. I stole it from a friend! (Sorry Jess!)
From the time I brought that pan home, I was feeling like it needed to be in my cupboard where it would get used everyday when I make homemade bread. It needed to join my other Paula Deen loaf pan so it wouldn't be lonely anymore. I reluctantly wrapped it and brought it anyway.
But there wasn't much to choose from. There are only so many tools, camouflage backpacks, flashlights, and shotgun shells that a gal can utilize. I needed that bread pan back. It was calling my name! So I went back home with it, and I was feeling pretty happy about it.
But now, it's turning out to be a nightmare. Now, I want the matching deep dish pie plate, casserole dish, and cake pan. The color is just so cheerful and springish. I already have another set that I love, and I use regularly. It's a cream color with red flowers along the top. But I do a lot of baking! And...I just love that pretty shaped edge around the top.
Paula Deen stoneware is like eating potato chips, you can't stop with just one!
Never satisfied with a single piece of stoneware,