Apologies for the lack of posting today. We decided to embark on a spontaneous and epic kitchen reorganization that ended up taking all day. So much so that I just remembered Zumba started 33 minutes ago. Oh well.
We have so many gadgets, dishes and small appliances and they just weren’t working in the precious real estate of our little apartment kitchen countertops. So shelves were purchased and things were reorganized and I am MUCH happier. We also had a nice sit down to divvy out some chores. Being completely honest, neither my husband nor I are excellent housekeepers and our household chores tend to fall way down on each of our priority lists. Hopefully a new schedule and new assignments will help it go more smoothly.
Anyway, back to the kitchen. Our big change was the addition of two new shelves. One in the kitchen to hold small appliances, spices, canisters, and some other frequently used items.
I adore the hooks on the side. We are always struggling with where to put the kitchen towel and oven mitts.
Yes, that is my 10K training schedule on the utility closet door.
Check out this absurd amount of spices. I may actually put these into matching jars at some point, but there are right around 40 different spices here and that is a lot of money in jars!
The second shelf went over by our dining room table (and under our white board) and holds liquor, barware and miscellaneous bowls and platters.
And then we repositioned the shelf that was originally holding all the canisters and spices to be on the other side of the table.
Holding cookbooks, ball jars and a few other miscellaneous items. Also, the closet pictured here was reorganized and is so much neater and user-friendly. I am very happy.
I am the most happy with the massive amount of counter space I now have now that my mixer, blender and food processor live on a shelf.
Ahhh, it is nice to have a better organized kitchen!
Rewind to breakfast. We slept until 9am today! Which is just unheard of in our world. Once we finally rolled out of bed, I had pumpkin french toast on the mind.
Pumpkin puree, eggs, half and half, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Sprinkled with some chia seeds. Wish I could say this was awesome, but it was just okay. I think it needed some more cinnamon and actually less pumpkin.
But it sure did look good.
Husband cracked some hickory nuts for a topper.
Don’t you worry, I’ll be trying this again before Fall is out and perfecting the recipe to share.
On the side, plain yogurt, blueberries, granola and some more chia.
And some Gypsy Cold Care tea and a little bit of milk.
All together now!
After running around town looking for the perfect shelves, we had worked up a nice hunger for lunch. I whipped up a little tuna salad using the last can of tuna in our pantry. Just a simple tuna, mayo and relish salad this time.
- Whole wheat bread from our CSA
- Tuna Salad
On the side, had some grapes and blue tortilla chips.
After hours of organizing (and football watching—Go Colts!) we finally finished and were way too tired to be creative for dinner. Thankfully there was enough leftover clam chowdaaaah for two servings.
Whipped up a little spinach, blueberry and avocado salad while the soups were reheating.
Plus a hunk of bread with some butttah and a few crackers.
Check out our nice clean kitchen table. We used to store all of our extra dishes on it because we had no where else to put them. Hooray for shelving!
Today is supposed to be strength and stretch day in the 10k plan. But my knees are not happy today. Not sure if my shoes are dying (or dead) or if it is just the cool, rainy day that is causing problems. Taking today off to try not and exaggerate any aches or pains. Have a great Sunday, friends!