A Little of This…

by Cate on July 13, 2005

… a little of that, and an hour later, we call it dinner! Had to run some errands today and with the heat, and a cranky Nicholas, I had ZERO motivation to cook. Hey, we all have days like that – I’m entitled. ;) Didn’t feel like going out nor spending money for take-out, so it ended up being a mish-mash of things I pulled from the freezer. I made Steak Pot Pies that I had delivered from Schwans some time ago — yup, The Husband was THRILLED with that … NOT! Hoping to appease him and his disdain for pot pies, I also made some roasted potatoes, which I know he likes, using some fresh rosemary and sage. I also made some Chinese dumplings that I bought awhile back when visiting my sister. Of course, neither The Husband nor Nicholas care for dumplings either, so I guess the meal was all about me! Heck, if I knew that was the case, I would have made Tortellini Alfredo – The Husband’s supreme “dislike dish.” Like the good sport he is, he picked out all the meat from the pot pie and was happy with that, and 2 helpings of potatoes. Nicholas decided he wanted sausage patties for dinner, and polished off two before we even sat down. His appetite the last few days has been voracious, to say the least. Guess we’re in another growth spurt.

The carpenter is almost done with the most exciting part of my kitchen. We formerly had our back door right next to the stove, leaving me only a smidge of counter space on the other side of the stove. So much for “chop and drop!” I had him move the back door to where we had a window, and this will end up giving me four feet of counter space near the stove, and cabinets underneath. I am THRILLED about this. Above the counter, instead of more cabinets, he’s going to put up a bunch of shelves, so I’ll have all my spices right next to the stove … too cool! The spices are now on the other side of the kitchen, so I’m constantly trekking back and forth to get what I need. I’m going to save one of the new shelves to put a few oft-used cookbooks and my tried-and-true recipes. This section should all be done tomorrow and the next day, and I can’t wait!

Was all set to make banana bread tonight, but came home to find out that SOMEONE threw away the bananas! Now granted, they were BEYOND ripe, but that’s perfect for banana bread! So, Nicholas and I went off to the grocery store to buy bananas. After dinner, started preheating the oven, and gathering my ingredients and find I’m out of butter. Didn’t feel like another run to the store, so banana bread will have to wait ’till tomorrow – sorry, Kerri!! I promised her banana bread, but I’m also making Dulce de Leche Brownies as well, so maybe that will make up for it.

OK folks, all for now. Tune in tomorrow to see what’s happenin’. Until then, finish this sentence for me … You know you’re a foodie when….

I’ll give ya my answer tomorrow.

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Cathy July 13, 2005 at 1:15 am

Sorry you’ll have to wait for the banana bread, but dulce de leche brownies sound yummy! Wish I was there to have one!

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Cate July 16, 2005 at 6:52 pm

Cathy – you gotta try them, they are delicious, sinful and real simple to make. I’m going to make them tomorrow night for him to bring in on Monday.

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