Not actual CONSTRUCTION this time. My husband is re-doing the kitchen, so I’ve had ladders, buckets of drywall finishing mud and miles of plastic dropcloths all over the kitchen this week. He took down the ceiling fan/light and the two other light fixtures and replaced all three with fluorescent disks that look like they came off a space ship. Cool! The kitchen was yellow with white trim and now it’s a soft green with a shade darker green trim. The cabinets are looking scruffy, so he’s going to paint them the trim color and our #1 daughter is going to paint ivy leaves on them.
I am dancing all around in delight, but cooking has been a challenge.
I’ve dodged it as much as possible by just doing cereal and soup, leftovers and carry-in–ha! Those pre-cooked rotisserie chickens they have at the grocery store are SUPER! I take the meat off the bone as soon as I get the carcass home and put the bones and icky stuff aside to boil for soup. I put the meat in a container to pull out for sandwiches. This week, it’s been great to have the cooked chicken because I’ve gotten by a couple of days with chicken salads.
My husband’s late mother used to make a delicious chicken salad with cubed cooked chicken, celery, onion, mayonnaise, halved grapes and chopped pecans. We had that a couple of meals, and enjoyed both the food and the memories of a dear lady.