I'm having withdrawals. I wander around in circles not knowing what to do. It's painful. The pages of my favorite cooking magazines are worn from flipping through for lack of boredom. There is now not a single question or doubt in my mind as to where
my passion lies. It's in the kitchen, and I don't have one.
This all started in the spring of this year. I had simply outgrown the space. It lacked efficiency. Most importantly, it lacked space. Yeah, all those pots and pans, casserole dishes and bowls I collect. Not to mention the dishes. The utensil drawer
(singular, as in one) was beyond a nightmare. It was time to bite the bullet and plan for a kitchen overhaul.
Remodeling is always a challenge. For those of you who have been through it, you know what I'm talking about. Living under these conditions can be uncomfortable. But ah, the kitchen. It's the heartbeat of the home. That hadn't occurred to me until
everything was torn out and I was staring at a shell. With each day comes progress. Very slow progress. I've been practicing the patience of Job. It's getting done right. No shortcuts. The cabinet builder is one of those guys that
stops and fixes the front door knob because he's been in and out of it so many times it started to stick. Bless his heart. He's a perfectionist. I like that. In fact I love that. So I try to remain calm, cool, and collective, even though my nerves are
a wee bit frazzled. Poor hubs. He lies in his chair, throws me a kiss and tells me it's all going to be okay. I know it will. But when?
In the meantime, the dining room, living room, and guest room are stacked high with boxes and tables covered with sheets to protect my beloved kitchenware. Oh, how I miss it. By the way, did I mention the fabulous cake plate I found at a thrift store
recently? God help me.
It's been wonderful to have Allrecipes to turn to. I have been living vicariously through all of you wonderful home cooks that are turning out beautiful plates day after day. You should be so proud of yourselves. My recipe box is starting to get a bit
overloaded from all of your great ideas that I can't wait to try.
So here's the big question. What should I cook/bake first to christen the new kitchen? It's a dilemma that's wracking my brain. I want it to be special. I'd love for you to share your thoughts/ideas.