Sweet little bowls.

February 20, 2009

Cooking, Lauren

Tonight was spent fighting sleep and agonizing over what kind of camera to get. We did some test shots with the Fuji, and they just don’t look that great. The quest continues….

I love them perhaps too much.

So I was looking back in the old photo files and realized I never showed these awesome nesting bowls from my Mom. They’re adorable! They’re measuring bowls, but so cute that they live on my countertop. The cool part is that they have a line inside that shows the half-measure. I’ve been using them to make my cream of wheat in the morning (yes, I’m actually liking it now). One cup of water and fill the 1/4 cup to the 1/8 line. Handy dandy! Thank you, Mom!

A swirl of bowls.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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19 Responses to “Sweet little bowls.”

  1. kiwe Said on:

    Hey, I think I’ve seen this post somewhere before.


  2. Lauren Said on:

    Yeah, this was written earlier in the week and posted it, then I changed it so it would post tonight as we were traveling. I was going to have changed the intro in time, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids.

    I’ll update this in the morning. It’s 1:15 a.m. and we’re in a hotel in Kansas City. Gotta sleep……….


  3. Brad Said on:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve resisted sets of nesting bowls like that; big sets of mixing bowls, little sets of sauce bowls… I don’t cook enough to justify their purchase. I would cook more, but you know… cereal is so easy… Hey! Maybe I could get a set of nesting cereal bowls!


  4. Beth Said on:

    Dear Mrs. Hofman,
    Those are the cuteste bowls ever. Where on earth did you find them? And do they come in red?
    Love, Beth


    • Lauren's mom Said on:

      Beth -- I got them from a friend who works with “Entertaining at Home” They are Mario Batali measuring prep bowls. There is a site online called Shopwiki.com -- or I think Target sometimes has them. Don’t think they come in red. Creme, pesto green, etc.


  5. Lauren Said on:

    UPDATE: So, we’re in Kansas City because the City of Lincoln Lutheran choir had a concert last night and we’re also on our way to the annual February Sommerer Get-Together that’s today (Saturday). It’s another 2 -- 2 1/2 hours from K.C. to Honeycreek, and if we would have tried to drive the whole way last night we wouldn’t have made it.

    Brad, regarding the nesting bowls, I have big trouble resisting them, too. Especially the seven-different-color melamine variety. Resist!!! Resistance!!! (Anyone willing to take up the joke?)


    • kiwe Said on:

      I’ll do it…..if I have to

      Strength is irrelevant. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service ours.


  6. Deanne Said on:

    Ditto. Actually, I think I saw something similar at the Home Store. I especially like the two cup measure. I would get a lot of use out of that. And 1 1/2 cup -- AWESOME!


  7. Peggy Said on:

    Dang, you’ve awaken that scarey place in me…next to my love of spoons, is my love of bowls. I only ‘mix’ in clear bowls, preferably Arcoroc glass, clear, no designs or tinting, & of course they must be stackable. I do not own any stainless steel or melamine bowls, don’t like them (judge me as you will). All other bowls, except cereal bowls & outside summer bowls, must be either ceramic or glass. Here’s a set I’ve longed for, but have resisted:



  8. Peggy Said on:

    …and this set: but for serving only


    Sorry for the TMI, but you awoke the monster!

    (while trying to comment I got some crazy errors & one was listed as comment 48,301…is that really the total # of comments here at Lloyd & Lauren? Maybe you could offer a prize to the 50,000th commenter)


  9. Curt Said on:

    I’ve got a set of nesting bowls. They are called empty coolwhip containers.


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