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worth WAY MORE than $3.75 a year

September 17th, 2010 at 11:18 am

This weekend is my wedding anniversary and some years I'm inspired (or just lucky) thinking of a good gift. Such as the time just after we DIY'ed on a wood burning stove in the weekend house I presented him with a good (thrift store) fireplace tool set, a basket of tinder, another basket of cut logs and a (thrift store) ash pot. Usually though nothing stands up and shouts 'Pick Me'! To make things a little harder, my husbands birthday is the day after our anniversary.

Now we are the odd couple in some respects. He is still happy to get surprise gifts, and cost is not a big issue (he likes and can afford decent 'toys'). However, I am a creature of habit. I can go to Taco Bell once a week for lunch for years. He likes to try new things.

So after peeling and straining about 10 lb of backyard tomatoes about a week ago he found out from a co-worker of a tool that helps do the job faster. Oh - did I mention this guy lives is living proof of the fact that there is a tool for every and ANY job? He knows the solution to life! Get the tool.

Pffft. Anyway, my neighbor had also independently told me of the same tool so I looked it up. It is basically a hand mill, but seems to have a long history with grandmas, etc.

Victorio Food Mill



After I mentioned to him that we had too many tomatoes this year and it would be kind of silly to get one, he replied, 'Of course not! I will plant MORE tomatoes next year!!' Oh sheesh.

So I found one on Amazon and that's the tool, err... I mean gift for anniversary/birthday combined. The cost, divided by our years together, well that is what the title is all about.

Thanks for reading. Here's another nice gift for someone this year.

Sparkling Smoky Quartz and Pearl Earrings



Lots of karats in these classic semi-precious stone earrings. Show your mom, sister, wife or friend your good taste. Ask for free gift boxing. Order here

3 Responses to “worth WAY MORE than $3.75 a year”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    I got a Vittorio strainer after reading about it on a canning forum and having seen it for years in the Lehman's Non-Electric catalog, and I think in Mother Earth news many years ago. It is so super fantastic. I use mine, too, for making applesauce. It goes so much faster. There are additional specialized cone filters you can buy for things like grapes or berries. They seem expensive, but if you use it every year it is a huge time saver. This is a quality item. Quality.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy anniversary!

  3. Jerry Says:

    Congrats on the anniversary! I think that this is one thing that my parents never really learned when I was growing up... a good tool costs more, but it leads to a better value because it lasts and it pays for itself year after year. I don't know these strainers, but they sound awesome, and they offer some insurance of reliability from season to season. Great idea, and I hope you like it a lot!
    Jerry

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