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Friday, October 02, 2009
Show & Tell Friday for October 2
My time is limited today, so my show & tell will be even more simple than usual. Yesterday I got to thinking about custard cups... how cute they are and how often I use them. I very seldom make custards, except as an occasional treat for my dad, because I really don't care for them myself. But I do use custard cups a lot -- for various steps in recipes, for microwaving an egg for myself, for a side dish of applesauce, etc. with a meal, for holding the au jus for French dip sandwiches, or for serving a small portion of something to a child.
I don't have a real custard cup collection, but maybe I should start one! I will show a few of my custard cups.
Ordinary plain glass Pyrex® custard cup (on a vintage Fiesta ware saucer) Fiesta ware custard cup (newer version) also on a vintage Fiesta saucer You couldn't bake a custard in this cup, a vintage plastic one from the 1940s. My grandkids like their raisins in these. A vintage ribbed glass custard cup. The bottom of this cup has a bunch of grapes molded into it. Cute! And here is my very favorite custard cup. I don't know how old this is. I bought it at a flea market in 1977. I just love the scene on this cup, and the painted green top edge. I keep this one above my kitchen sink to hold my scrubbing sponge, so I can enjoy seeing it whenever I wash dishes.
After taking all these photos, I remembered some apple-shaped glass custard cups that I have, but that will have to wait for another day.
So there's my simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to My Romantic Home.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.