I love this collection of old rolling pins.
I put them in an old apple basket I found at my MIL’s house when we were cleaning it out. At first, I passed over it, but then my friend Peggy said, “Aren’t you going to keep that?” Well, I looked at it another time, and decided that yes, I would keep it.
These are all items from my MIL’s house except the one with the long skinny handle which I think I got as a wedding gift. I keep the rolling pins on the counter next to the stove.
Usually I use my marble rolling pin. I put it in the freezer first for a few minutes to get it nice and cold. (A tip from my friend Sheila) then when I roll out pie crusts or biscuits, they don’t stick to my rolling pin. It’s amazing how well that works. Sheila also told me that putting a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling pasta will keep the water from boiling over. I think we busted that myth, right Sheila? How long did it take up to clean up that mess? Actually Sheila is an excellent cook and teaches cooking classes, but I have to give her a hard time over that one.
This oil painting over my stove is from Round Top several years ago.
These rolling pins have seen a lot of action in their day. According to my MIL, these rolling pins belonged to her MIL who made biscuits almost every day.
I also kept my MIL’s old potato masher and hand crank mixer too.
I am thrilled to have a piece of our family’s past, and I hope my daughter cherishes it, when they belong to her.