After talking with friends, "pinning" ideas on my Pinterest board, scouring the Internet and going ga-ga over Houzz.com - I was ready to begin. I knew there was an order to this madness but my appliances had a mind of their own.
You would think buying appliances would be fun, maybe even adding in some creativity but as the process began I wanted to call up the people who designed these condos 16 yrs ago and ask what they were thinking - every space was just "off" from standard sizing, but that didn't stop me from researching every site until I found exactly what worked with my kitchen and budget. Hello, Whirlpool, I'm going with your Gold Series.
The appliances were delivered yesterday and I'm very happy with my choices and already my place looks more fresh and updated. I am so excited with the new stove/oven - it has fun new buttons and a digital pad. Everyone knows with new appliances must come a fun new dish to cook, so I pulled out my Mastering The Art of French Cooking (by fabulous Julia Child) and thought about the scene from the movie when she and her husband are in the French restaurant and she takes a bite of her fish with creamy sauce and since I had everything in the house - I decided I'd go for Dover Sole with a Browned Butter Sauce. I've never attempted this sauce before but heck with butter and lemon how can it be bad!
|I'm keeping my green as I love the pop of color. The shelves to the left will come down and stainless from IKEA are going up.|
|So welcome to the start of my new kitchen - new stainless fridge WITH water and ice! Love! It's so clean and fresh and for people that know me well, yes, I actually went to the grocery store and stocked it so there is now food in my house.|
|I've used the dishwasher, not sure I needed to but I'm like a kid with a new toy and wanted to hear how quiet it really is.. .it's quiet and yes, my dishes are now clean and don't need to run it a 2nd time.|
|Dover Sole - this won't be "Julia" perfect but I'm sure it's going to taste just grand. I use coconut oil when cooking - learned to use it while living in Denver, claims to be better for cooking.|
|Look at that butter!!! I told you, with lemon and butter you can't go wrong. I also add in a pinch of Ancho Chili Powder.. yum!|
|It doesn't look like the movie but the taste is delicious. Cooked the lemon juice until it reduced to about 1T then added in the butter and seasonings.|
|From what I can tell it's going to offer some terrific tips for living a clean life.|