Monday, 12 December 2016

Me on Monday - New Kitchen!

It's been a funny old week. They fixed the last of the doors, the gasman  gasgirl came and fixed the hob, the oven awas connected and the brackets to stop it falling on my toes were fixed. I threw the belly pork into the only roasting tin I could find and then rummaged in another box for the conversion chart so I could put the oven on the correct temperature.
Friday evening and the belly pork is in the oven!
 On Saturday we went to Costco. They always have lots that we desperately need and this time was no exception. We bought pork chops and belly pork and bacon and coffee and christmassy stuff and we grazed our way around what is known as the pensioners free lunch. In Costco they do samplea of food. At the end of most aisles you will find a small table thingy and a food demonstartor and you can try the stuff and then buy it. As I said, they always have something I desperately need.
Roast beef for our first Sunday meal from the new kitchen
We bought trays of soft drinks and bags of Lemons and Limes. I slice them and then freeze them on trays then put them into containers so that Mr M can drop a few into his glass of water. Costco lemons are always big and juicy and their limes beat any I have seen in any supermarket. Their mushrooms are also the best quality.

When we got home and I had vacuum packed the neat and put it into the chest freezer I began unpacking boxes. I have now rediscovered the saucepans and the roasting tins and most of the cake tins. I totally forgot to make yorkshire puddings to go with the beef simply because I didn't find those tins until after we had eaten.
What was new? what did I learn? Well, the oven is an ongoing experience. I will need to run through several things before I can safely say I know it. The hob seems to heat things more quickly that the old one but that could just be wishful thinking. Over all I am thrilled to bits with my new kitchen and can't wait for the flooring man to come and lay the new vinyl.

My thanks to Sian at FromHighInTheSky for inventing this meme and keeping me sane through the last 8 weeks


Jane said...

it's always hard getting used to a new oven, no yorkshire puds? Shame on you!

Sian said...

It's gorgeous! WE don't eat yorkshires in this neck of the woods (which I only mention because my Welsh Dad and family used to marvel over this strange Irish omission). So, are you cooking Christmas dinner then?

Patio Postcards said...

Your kitchen looks marvelous - yeah in time for cooking Christmas dinner. I agree the fresh produce at Costco is quite good.

Susanne said...

Your kitchen is looking quite spiffy - I hope the last bits all fall into place for you. And a Sunday roast seems like a very proper christening of your new oven.

debs14 said...

We had a new kitchen over a year ago and there's still one small box of bits that are still in the garage. Clearly not things I really need on a day to day basis! Looking lovely over there, you must be thrilled.