Yesterday, Sean the UPS dude walked in with a big box (and, of course, a cookie for Thor. He's not stupid). Chan had written about making a microwave cake in a stoneware pan recently, and I commented that I have never had stoneware. Well, being the Pampered Chef sales lady extraordinaire, and a great blog friend, look what Sean dragged in!
Of course, Chan's Gretchen and Sissy made certain that she didn't forget Thor.
Naturally, with two new toys, I had to use both. I'm a mother many times over, and I just can't play favorites with kids or kitchen stuff. The medium bar pan instructions said it is perfect for a box of brownie mix, and indeed it was! For the small one, I concluded that the lemon bar recipe is for an 8"x8" pan, which is 64 square inches, and my new small pan was 7"x9", or 63 square inches. Sorry, I'm just an engineer at heart; the differential is statistically insignificant, right? Wrong. The new pan isn't nearly as deep. Oh, well, next time I'll make a thinner crust.
Thank you, Chan; I'm thrilled. And if anyone needs new Pampered Chef stuff, I can recommend someone who ships very quickly, with great packaging, and even remembers our four footed friends!