On to more important things...like that new kitchen I promised! First I will show you the previous pink house kitchen....actually I will show you the pink house first, then the old kitchen:
Well, this isn't the best picture ever, but it was all I could scrounge up at the time. Maybe I can get a perfect one when all of my flowers bloom! But isn't the house just perfect?!
So, this is the cabinet space that was in the kitchen BEFORE the renovation. I promise, you are not going to recognize this space in the new pictures.
This is the view looking in from the laundry room. That old kitchen definitely had character, but I think I will definitely enjoy the functionality and beauty of our new kitchen more
...and here it is......
This is the area I told you you wouldn't recognize (i.e. where the toaster/blender/microwave were in the first set of pictures) Gosh just look at that stove. Beautiful!
View from the laundry room now....nice!
And, I just thought you might like to see the new fridge!
Needles to say, I-and all of the roomies-am in love with our new room. I have already spent lots of time down there. Doing what you may ask....well here is a peek at my quick and simple, but healthy, dinner!
I don't know about you, but spaghetti is one of those foods that reminds me of home. Momma made spaghetti often and it is a food that I definitely crave and love to fix for myself. However, I do not prepare it the same way Momma does, and have added my own twist on the ingredients. I started with Ronzoni whole wheat pasta. It has only 1 gram of fat and is an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein. I boiled mine for 16 minutes exactly for the perfectly soft texture I love pasta to have (you should cook accordingly). Next, I browned the meat. I love sausage in my spaghetti, but I opted for the lower fat option of turkey sausage. I used Mild, Jennie-O, and it was phenomenal. I definitely suggest giving it a try! Finally, I added Barilla Mushroom and Garlic sauce. I had never tried this flavor before, but it was definitely a solid choice! I then, obviously, had to add a few shakes of the oh so yummy Parmesan cheese to give it just the right finish. This meal really hit the spot! Can't wait to eat the leftovers this week :)
I know the picture isn't too great, but work with me here. I am VERY bad at remembering to take pictures and am trying really hard to start documenting my daily experiences in life. Hopefully I will be able to catch them in more appealing ways though. BUT, this will do for now.
I tried??! haha
Well, this has turned into a rather lengthy post. However, I hope you enjoy gazing at my new kitchen as much as I enjoy using it, and I hope you'll give this spin on spaghetti a whirl. Over and out....