Sunday, January 4, 2009

Questions answered

I left a few of you with some questions after my Christmas post. I thought I would take a minute to clear them up...

#1 What is a Mandoline?
A mandoline is a professional food slicer (shown above). You can slice anything from oranges to potatoes to onions. I put a picture below of the 1/4 inch sliced potatoes that I made tonight. 

It makes my food prep so much easier. You can vary the thickness of your slices, which is definitely an added bonus...not to  mention the fact that they al cook evenly because they are the same thickness!


#2 What is a silpat?
Silpat is a silicone nonstick baking mat. It is microwave, oven and freezer safe. You can place it inside of your cookie sheets in order to prevent the bottoms burning....not to mention that you do not have to clean the pan! No PAM is necessary...it takes about 10 seconds to clean, what a beautiful invention! I also use it often when making biscuits, or rolling sugar cookies. You are able to use less flour and keep your cookies tender. You can find Silpats online or at any baking store, for as little as $13.00. It will be a $13.00 well spent!



#3 Photoshoots
I would be honored to take pictures of all of your beautiful kids! If you are in Billings, you will unfortunately have to wait until late April. If you are in Utah, feel free to contact me at chelseawinterholler{at}yahoo{dot}com. (And if you are in Burley...hmm....we will have to figure SOMETHING out!) I will soon have a blog up and running of shoots I have recently done. I am a work in progress, and hope to improve dramatically in the next few months and years!

9 comments:

adorable pearsons said...

What a fun fun Christmas! i am so bummed we didn't see you hardly at all! however, it looks like you had a blast without us ;)! what fun gifts! ps...have i mentioned how i love your hair!

Nels, Drea, & and; Crew said...

Thanks! I may just have to get me one of those silpats.

Kecia said...

Wait, are you in Utah now? I can't keep track of you folks! Are you still working at that salon in Springville?

Ashley Wray said...

I'll take one of each, especially those Silpat things! We definetly will have to work something out for a photo shoot!

ensadler said...

Hey, you forgot to mention Omaha. If you are in Omaha you have to wait until May or July. By then you will be a pro, so I guess I can wait. My mom will be thrilled to get new professional pictures of the boys!

Brian and chelsea said...

I agree with Kecia - can't keep track of you!
But after another thorough reading, I now understand you're in p-town, and reading to shoot my baby! (that sounds pleasant, eh?)
let's do it!

and one more question you must answer - what is a WORDLE?? I don't even know what it is, but I want do it already. (I'm always desperate for good parent gift ideas!)

Elizabeth said...

I got a gift card to Bed Batha dn Beyond and one thing I have been wanting is a Silpat. It is good to hear that you like yours.

I would love for you to take some pictures of my kids. I have been wanting to get some done but I have not know who do call. I will be in touch!

Elizabeth said...

Ok, so I should of looked at my post before I published it! I promise I do know how to spell!

Mark, Stef, and Grace said...

Chels!!! I feel like I've been gone forever. I miss you! It looks like you had a great Christmas, I'm so glad. And thank you thank you so much for the candies you dropped off, you're so sweet. I'm sorry It's taken me this long to thank you. We need to get together again soon!