Today we celebrated our one-month anniversary in the new house, and how did we do it? By finally clearing off the table and eating our first meal in the dining room. It felt really weird, to tell you the truth, but it felt pretty darn good too. Of course we haven’t finished painting in the dining room, let alone anywhere else (that blue is going!), and there are still a bunch of boxes on the other end of the dining (and scattered elsewhere throughout the house), but we’re getting there. We’ve done a lot in the last month, but still have a ton to go. No matter, that’s what 30-year mortgages are for, right?
So what feast did we choose to commemorate this auspicious occasion with? I ended up going the comfort food route and made a Roast Chicken, along with potatoes and carrots, supplemented by salad and other goodies.
Tonight’s dinner also featured five new recipes, with all but one ending up a keeper. We discovered some new favorite flavors and revisited a few old ones. More to follow on the new recipes in the coming week. Until then, we’re enjoying the first glimmer of “home.”