Thursday, June 28, 2007


I apologize to the 4 of you who read my page for the lack of posts. We have been so crazy busy working on the house, I haven't had time to do anything. We are moving this Saturday, THANK GOD. I will finally be able to cook again! I have been trying to decide what the first meal shall be for weeks now. Probably my favorite, Potato Fennel Gratin, and then some kind of pork or steak on the grill. Or, perhaps I will finally get to go back to the farmer's market and I will get inspired by whatever looks good that day. Okay, back to work! I will post real food soon, I promise!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

My Lack of Cooking

I have not cooked in two weeks. I am going insane. But, we have been going to the new house every night after work, doing whatever we can, and then coming home around 8 or 830. At that point, I can't even begin to muster up the energy to do anything but slap some lunchmeat on some bread and stuff it into my mouth. We are making progress, though. The bathroom has been gutted and is now prepped for the new tile to be put in. Also, I finally started the priming some of the walls today. I can't believe it's been a week and a half already and we are just now starting the paint. We are planning on moving in on June 30th. I am sure the time between now and then will fly by.

As far as food goes, I have not been to the farmer's markets, mostly because I just don't have time. We barely squeezed in a quick trip to the grocery store last week. I felt really ashamed buying all the prepared food from the deli section, like a rotisserie chicken, pre-made potato salad, and baked beans. Actually, the rotisserie chicken didn't really bother me, it was the other stuff. Does anyone have any ideas for non-cooking meals I can make that will require no work, and uses good, fresh ingredients? I cannot take much more of these other food.

My posts will definitely be few and far between, since I won't be cooking, but as soon as my new kitchen is up and running, I will post some pics, and then get back to cooking! I have tons of bookmarked recipes I can't wait to try. I will still be reading everyone else's blogs, of course. =)

Friday, June 01, 2007


We closed on the house Wednesday this week. The inspection went horrible, and we were shocked at how much needs to be done to this house, but we are still ready and willing. Last night we finally got to do a little cleaning, as the previous owner was still moving some of his things out on Wednesday night. It was totally annoying to still have to clean up some of his stuff, but at least he is out. Well, except for the huge "Street Boss" that is still parked in our driveway. It is some enormous SUV thing on steroids that is all rusty and gross. His friend is supposed to be coming to pick it up by tomorrow. Yeah, we will see if that happens.

Okay, so back to food. I finally got to hit the farmer's markets last Saturday!! I Went to the North Market first, and got there at about 9. I scored some yummy asparagus, strawberries, and some aged gouda. I then drove over to the Worthington Market, but as I was walking around, I realized I forgot my wallet in the car, and since I knew I didn't really need anything else, I just wandered around and took everything in. I am so glad I finally got to go! Unfortunately, I know I will not be doing much, if any cooking for the next few weeks, so I don't know when I will be going back. Well, that is not true, I know I will be doing some cooking, but I don't want to buy some gorgeous produce and let it rot since we are going to be so busy getting the house ready for us to move in. So, I will definitely work it into my normal shopping schedule, once we are back on a somewhat normal daily life again.

Okay, back to work!