Conversation in the middle of Bed Bath & Beyond after a long day

Sweet, a tart pan. Scan that!

Seriously. A tart pan?

Yeah, I've wanted one forever and now I get to be One Who Has Tart Pans, la la laaa.

What are you going to do with a tart pan?

Um . . . make tarts?

Whatever . . .

What, you don't think I'm going to make tarts?

Well, you don't make them now . . .

I can't make them now, I don't have a pan! I've made rustic tarts like 4 times in the last year, I'll have you know.

Fine, get a tart pan. I don't care.

(Then, over in the towels, because I can't let things go, ever, in life.)

Seriously, you don't think I'm going to make tarts?

Oh, I think you'll make a tart. Once.

That shows what you know. I'm going to make all KINDS of tarts.

Great. But if you haven't used that thing in 2 years then I'm bringing it back and exchanging it for something good.

That's when I ripped his head off and ate it.

As soon as we left the store I felt all the consumer-greed-induced adrenaline leave my body as my legs cramped up and gave out in the parking lot. I think we were possibly both a little tired. But seriously, Internet? Every time I make a tart with that pan I'll be taking a picture and sticking it up here. Also quiches. So, you know, get excited for that.

(Tart pic and recipe from Happy Home Baking.)


jeri said... [reply]

You can never have too many fancy pans, lovely bowls or serving dishes. NEVER. I will covet your tart pan when you get one. I have
lovely tart-edged baking dish but I don't think I could actually get the thing OUT very well. So that's next on my list.

TheMoncurs said... [reply]

Registering was such a battlefield for us. We fought over which cheesegrater to get for like 20 minutes. The joys of being engaged..

Nemesis said... [reply]

Jeri, I absolutely agree. Because it's not like one day 5 years down the road you're going to go, "You know, I think I'd quite like to bake a tart. I will load my young spawn into the car and drive to BB&B and go drop 15 bucks on a pan."

I actually have been really lucky, themoncurs. That was the only real altercation. GF was quite patient about following me around while I rubbed my face against all the different towels. (Note: this is why you should all wash new towels before using them. Because of the things people like me do.)

Miss Hass said... [reply]

We were SO exhausted after we finished registering. Not because we were arguing, just because it was hard to figure out what we actually needed on account of I've lived by myself for the last three years and have practically everything...

Glad it's done!

AmandaStretch said... [reply]

You know, in the insect world, praying mantises (mantii?) and black widows wait until after consummating the relationship before eating their mate's heads. Just a suggestion . . .

Nemesis said... [reply]

That's a true point, Amandastretch. All good things in time . . .

coolmom said... [reply]

In my day, before Target and BB&B, girls registered for three things.
1. China
2. Silver
3. Crystal.

Long live Wedgewood, Waterford, and Gorham.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Mom, I have crystal, and I'm picking china. I promise.

Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]


I've always wanted a spring-form pan; all the luscious desserts are in spring form pans.

I think you should get to register again on the 10 year mark. That is when everything starts falling apart.

Stephanie said... [reply]

now you've got the pan, but what you really need is the chocolate/berry fit inducing recipe from my husband.

email me or post a comment if you would like it.

Maggie said... [reply]

Our disagreement was over an apple peeler, core-er, slicer that cuts the apples into rings. My husband thought it was silly to get, but who loves to eat apple rings now? We use that thing all the time.

Audrey said... [reply]

You know, when someone mentioned your thoughtfully compiled registry on here the other day, I went and checked it out and I thought, "A tart pan! That is so Nemesis!" And then it made me want to register for a tart pan. So I will put that on the list of things to remember to do when I get engaged in a hundred years or so.

Nemesis said... [reply]

HAH! Audrey, thank you very much.

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