Have you seen my kitchen??
Jun. 7, 2013 12:55 pm
Updated: Jun. 13, 2013 11:59 pm
This year I vowed to spend more time in my kitchen and things were moving along nicely on that path. Then - somehow I lost my kitchen! If it weren't for the fact that Suzy has her food and water dishes in that room I would not have stepped foot in there
in over a week - 8 days to be exact! That doesn't mean I haven't eaten. Oh no, not by a long shot!
Back in May (wow - that sounds like a long time ago!) I cooked a meal. I made a delicious spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast with Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. It was very good, I plan to make it again some day. Then, we ate at the restaurant
for our usual Friday night dinner, and the weekend brought my niece's graduation party, then graduation and time spent at my sister's house-which translates into eating her food. Monday is normally a day I cook, but that was not to be this past Monday. We
had some running around to do and we ended up being out when it was dinner time, so we ate at a Chinese buffet. Tuesday is another night spent at the restaurant at the Cruise-In. Things were really hopping there this week. We had 33 cars and a full patio
for the DJ.
Wednesday was another night of errands. We are in the midst of finishing up the repair work from the tree that fell on our house, so we are out getting the last of the materials for the walkway and for the bathroom. The bathroom was only slightly damaged
from the tree but since we are fixing the ceiling and getting a new fan we decided to go all out and also re-do the shower enclosure. We ate out again on Wednesday.
Thursday I met a couple of my girlfriends for dinner at The English Pub in town. We had some great pub food and a nice beverage to go with and caught up on all the news since our last gathering several months ago. These gals work for the same school district
I do but in different buildings so we never get to see each other or talk much. Last year we started getting together every month or so and it has been a blast. Poor Arlene fractured her foot while doing yard work and was on crutches!
Tonight we will be back at the restaurant. I'm hoping the path to my kitchen is not so overgrown that I can't find it this weekend. I'd like to maybe make a pizza tomorrow night. Jon will be working on the walkway and I have plenty to keep me busy. For
lunch I intend to pull out my Panini press gadget I bought a while back and make some awesome paninis for lunch. Our local grocery used to sell a rosemary ham that was out of this world. I tried to buy some but they have discontinued it - the deli worker
said not enough people bought it. So, I bought some Honey ham and I'll just cut some of my rosemary and sprinkle it over the ham. I need to get back on that cooking/baking track!
Last month we celebrated our first year of involvement with the restaurant. Things are going great with that venture! Our bond with our Mexican family is as strong as ever and business is good. We have learned a lot about the restaurant business and hope
this adventure continues for many years to come.