Friday, February 4, 2011

Smelling it up

The other day I received the following email from my neighbor across the street:
Recently someone has been cooking something outside that smells wonderful, is it you? [Husband Across the Street] has been very envious.
Why, yes! As you know, I have been COOKING IN MY GARAGE. Want to see how this is working out? Look:

Here's the stove. I'm making chicken piccata, which is probably what was smelling up the neighborhood.

Here's the sink and prep area.

Here's the coffee station and dish rack. (Do you like my Murphy's bed–style fold-down ironing board in the background? I do. Not that I iron much.)

Did I mention that I also DO LAUNDRY IN HERE? I do! Although I have to move the dish rack depending on whether I want to access the washer or the dryer. It's INCONVENIENT, but that's how we roll these days.

Burritos are nice, but picking them up does not scratch my creative itch in the way preparing dinner does. So the night after the chicken piccata, I made Thai chili beef Thai chile beef, and then last night we had chicken chili verde that I made in the crockpot. And tonight? Oh, hell. Probably burritos.

Thanks to those who offered their condolences. After pictures coming . . . at some point.


Cid said...

You are a rock star. There are not very many women out there who would be able to roll with a set up like that. Have a great weekend and enjoy those burritos.

Purple Flowers said...

I agree with Cid. I don't know many women who would cook instead of calling out for dinner. I think it's great you can be so creative. You are also showing Sophie to be innovative.