Thursday, November 02, 2006

Here's the reason there haven't been so many cooking posts lately--the only things on our stove are a tub of plastering stuff and various implements of renovation, plus an attractive frosting of plaster dust. D is fixing the ancient water damage, that we ignored for as long as we could (some might say it was way too long), and because he's a perfectionist, he's decided that not only will he do his own plastering, but that he'd redo all the ceiling problems, cracks, flaws, dimples, etc. All the books say to leave large plastering jobs to the experts, but D was undeterred. My part is to be encouraging; to call out "What's wrong?" in a calming voice when he starts swearing; and not to complain about the dust.
So there's been some take-out, some McDonald's; I had a Big Mac for the first time since the '80s. We have done a little bit of cooking, but it's short-cut cooking, making extensive use of the microwave. I made scones the other day, but all the prep work had to be done in the dining room, since every kitchen surface is a plaster-staging area.
The idea is to have it done for Thanksgiving, when my daughters' families are coming. I have my fingers crossed.

6 comments:

Gina Ventre said...

On my stove are one large unwashed frying pan used to make hash browns, one small unwashed frying pan used to make grilled cheese and one small unwashed Pyrex square used in the warming up of foccacia bread.

I have a Trader Joes chocolate scone for mid morning snack today.

lucette said...

A very carbo diet--which sounds good to me, since I love carbs. Especially carbs with chocolate.

veuveclicquot said...

how exciting! :) hopefully everything will be done in time. Got to love the 'handy' men in our lives. ;)

bloglily said...

Thank you Lucette for this look at the work in progress. Good luck getting it all finished!

Anonymous said...

ya wonderful carbos ! bet it is unAsian !

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