Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New kitchen and new challenges

It has been a whirlwind of a month, which I have only survived by subsisting on Lean Cuisine. I am more or less recovered from moving, an 8-day work trip and Lord knows what else that I already forgot about!

At the end of January, I bought and moved into a new place. That's right bought. My first place. The new kitchen is fantastic overall, with lots of cabinet space, counter space (the rental was lacking in this), granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. It also features a more open layout so I can easily chat with guests while I'm making tasty treats and a bar area, which will be great because let's face it, I wasn't sitting at the kitchen table during my average Wednesday night dinner.

What is the one drawback? An electric stove. All kitchens have to have one little negative and the lack of a gas stove is this one's. I just can't believe how long the cook-top takes to heat up. I will starve while waiting for water to boil. However, as drawbacks go, I can live with this one. When I first looked at the condo, I said to my fantastic real estate agent, "I can cook in this kitchen." Pretty sure the kitchen also sold my scrutinizing mother. So I will survive without a gas stove. Maybe in house #2.

Look forward to meals to come from the new kitchen!

PS: That is my dog Megan, isn't she cute?