Oh this bloody kitchen … it goes on, and on, and on. This week we not only had to contend with staying out of the kitchen while the floor was levelled, but our drain decided to pack up. After a bit of DIY drain-cleaning, the builder noticed that paper seemed to be making an appearance and decided to call in the experts who diagnosed a blocked bathroom waste drain – yuck!
As this is a food blog I won’t go into detail about this rather disgusting topic. It took a long time with smashing of cast iron pipes, and lots of high-pressure water to clear our blockage, but it’s fixed.
Because we had to unexpectedly avoid the kitchen for a couple of days, we ended up having pizza on Friday night instead of salmon en papillote as planned, so that’s bumped to this week instead. I’m off to Paris for a few days for work, so here’s what’s in my food diary for the rest of the week:
- Wednesday – pork chops and veggies
- Thursday – fish fingers
- Friday – salmon en papillote
- Saturday – penne bolognaise courtesy of Andrew
- Sunday – roast chicken dinner (finally ready to attempt a roast after Christmas!).
I am still madly in love with my KitchenAid Cook Processor (and so is Andrew, as you can see from the picture below):
During the week we made a prawn and noodle concoction from the cookbook which was utterly delicious and we’ll definitely be making again:
There’s an Irish stew bubbling away in there at the moment as well. It’s great to leave it to do all the work (including the chopping, stirring and timing) while we get on with the nicer things in life.
Finally before I go, we did reach one major milestone with the kitchen: my quartz worktops finally went down, and they are absolute beauties:
And doesn’t my KitchenAid collection look lovely on them?:
I hope you all have a good week, and take relaxation to a new level like Henry the cat: