Thursday, December 1, 2011

How do you measure up?

So that title could mean anything, right?  But what I really want to address is a burning question that has come up here at the F&C law firm today...

While we were hard at work representing our clients out Christmas shopping this afternoon,  Jennifer and I popped into a Williams Sonoma.  I stopped and was admiring their measuring cups.  They've changed the shape.  They are more ladle like now, but I digress. 

Anyway, we noticed that they have a Odd Shape Set now.  Both of cups and spoons...

They measure out odd sizes, but ones that you frequently use.  The cups measure 2/3 cup, 3/4 cup and 1 1/2 cups.  Which then caused Jennifer to say, How nice, I always have to get out the 1/2 cup and the 1/4 cup when a recipe calls for 3/4 cup.  Which then left me saying, you what? (and imagine a puzzled look on my face).  So she's like, well how do you do it, then?  To which I say, I use the 1/4 cup 3 times! 

So this is about par for the course for us.  We often have very different ways to go about things.  So this left us with the burning question of What do most people do?

So readers, tell us.  We are dying to know...

Do you:

(1) The Kara Method: 1/4 cup x 3,
(2) The Jennifer Method: 1/4 cup + 1/2 cup, or
(3) The only other way I could imagine: Measure a cup and then take a 1/4 out?

Any particular reason why you do what you do?

My reason was only one dirty thing to wash.
Jennifer's was only 2 things to measure instead of 3

Let me hear from you on this burning question!


Mom said...

It usually depends on what measuring cups are clean. I measure it both ways.

Abby said...

I am a Jennifer. Unless I'm using One set of cups that has indents for the half and the quarter cup. Then I just use one cup. I am totally buying those cups!

JEF said...

I'm with you Kara !

The Cooper Family said...

For me, it depends on what is clean and what cups I need for the rest of the recipe if I am measuring something messy (oil, honey, etc).

Anonymous said...

i am a Jennifer. YOu all understand that this is only an issue for me maybe 1-2x a year.


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