Kitchen Carts - For Mother's Day Breakfast
By Jennifer Akre
Last year my mother approached me and asked if I wanted to go in with her and get my grandmother - her mom - a Mother's Day gift. "Sure!" I thought. My mom suggested a kitchen cart, and I agreed that it was a perfect idea. I have many memories of my grandmother in the kitchen, baking and cooking and enjoying herself. She warmly welcomed our gift into her routine and quickly found many uses for it.
Kitchen carts are available in several stores specializing in home appliances and home décor. You can also search online for those unique kitchen carts found nowhere else. They can be priced to suit everybody's budget, whether you have a large amount to spend or are looking for a large amount to save.
They are extremely versatile and functional in all kitchens. They come in many different styles and can easily fit into a corner or serve as an island. They can be constructed of sturdy wood. Some prefer the stainless steel models because of their contemporary appearance and ease of cleaning.
You can prepare food on a kitchen cart. Many even come with a butcher's block or stainless steel on top to add to this idea. You can easily store knives or other utensils in the cart's additional drawers. Many also come with additional shelving and cabinets underneath, serving as perfect spots for your bowls, recipe books, or decorative storage canisters.
Some people double their kitchen cart as a microwave stand in order to save space. This also works well. If you prefer not to use it this way, consider placing a decorative bowl of fruit on top when not is use.
Another option for you is to use your cart as serving stand. For example, when having a dinner party, consider using your cart as a salad bar, and arrange on top the leafy greens, vegetables, dressings, and toppings. Then it can easily be tucked away after the meal. Perhaps at a child's birthday party, your cart can stand in as an ice cream station. Simply load the cart with goodies, wheel to the table, serve the children amid squeal of delight, then wheel it out of sight.
Perhaps the best idea involving using one as a serving stand is to prepare a special Mother's Day breakfast. Surprise that wonderful woman in your life with breakfast in bed. Prepare a tasty meal, serve it on nice platters, and wheel the cart into the bedroom. This is also the perfect time to surprise her with the gift of a new kitchen cart, and she can appreciate it immediately.
Giving my grandmother a kitchen cart for Mother's Day was such a great idea. She instantly appreciated its versatility and usefulness. I think this year will be my mother's turn to receive this wonderful kitchen accessory. This year, if you are wondering how to show your mother how she is appreciated, consider finding a kitchen cart to suit her kitchen and her cooking needs.