I know, you're all like What? What are you talking about, reassemble your kitchen? What's up with that?
Well, I shall tell you.
In the beginning of July, we began a little home improvement project. It's no big deal, really. We began an addition. Included in this project was, among other things, a complete kitchen overhaul. You know, your typical, run-of-the-mill project. No biggie.
Oh, and I forgot to tell you the best, most smartest decision ever part: we're staying in the house. The. Whole. Time.
A few weeks ago (I have no idea exactly when it happened; it could have been two weeks or two months, I just know it feels like freaking forever ago) our kitchen was gutted and stripped to the studs. Thankfully we still had the use of our fridge and stove during this time. Woo hoo! Chicken nuggets and tater tots for dinner EVERY NIGHT! Um, no. I needed to try to keep some semblance of order (and nutrition) amid the chaos. Dinner has pretty much consisted of anything I could assemble and cook in a disposable roasting pan.
There was a pretty tight rotation. It went something like this:
- Monday - chicken, broccoli, and rice casserole
- Tuesday - nachos (made with ground beef that was browned at mom's house on Sunday)
- Wednesday - roast chicken with potatoes and vegetable
- Thursday - chicken parmigiana (made with cutlets that were breaded and baked at mom's)
- Friday - frozen pizza
- Saturday - sausage and peppers
- Sunday - takeout pizza (again)
If I was feeling a little ka-razey, I might switch up the entrees, but that was pretty much what we've been eating for the past six-ish weeks.
It has not been the most eco-friendly venture. Many trees were killed, and more fossil fuels were depleted so that we could have plates and forks upon which to eat dinner. Oh, and did I also mention that all non-disposable items like snack bowls and sippy cups with myriad places for bacteria to hide from sponges had to be washed in the bathroom sink?
Once everything is in, I don't know what I'll do first. No, scratch that. I do know what I'll do first. I will clean - wipe down cabinets, shelves, and wash the counters. I know, way to jump in with both feet, right?
Okay, after all of that boring cleaning stuff, what should I make first? Stir fry? Lasagna? Gluten free chocolate chip cookies?
Please to excuse me while I mop the drool from my keyboard...