The kitchen remodel was not supposed to be beginning, but the death of my range has us out of step. We HAAAD to get the new range or there would be a revolution in progress instead of holiday celebrations. Decisions had to be made...divisions and reallocations made of money and time. We still are finishing up the master bedroom and bath reno, eek! With that being said we now have two projects going at once. Cart before the horse as the counters need replacing and cabinets new doors. As the saying goes if you want to make the Lord laugh, make plans...!
I have to admit, even though the time I now spend in the kitchen is a speck in time equal to the size of WhoVille on Horton's flower, I was all a-flutter when I spied the delivery truck rumbling up our court! I put a lot of time and research online and in the stores reading about and inspecting up front and in person ranges and microwaves. I also was inspired by ABC News to Buy American if at all possible. Let's get our countrymen back to work, people!
Thankfully the rain we've had for the last day and a half had waned and I was able to let my dear old black lab/english pointer play in the backyard while the install was in progress. She is a dear but would have been all up in the installers' and the oven grill! Holden is sixteen years young and a tad intolerant of a change in her routine.
Out with the old...and in with the new! Ummm I hadn't planned on taking these pictures but Elise stopped by to see the new gadgets and was on her handy dandy i-phone with her brother in Virginia and well, one thing led to another to a few pictures. I was thrilled to show my son via photographs the newest addition to the house. I hope you enjoy the view as well:
Why, yes...that IS a General Electric microwave! With our daughter's birthday and Thanksgiving around the corner I think we will be microwaving with the best of them! Bubbling broccoli, sweet potato crunch=holiday ecstasy!
One install down, one to go! YES it's another General Electric product...this shiny tribute to Detroit steel was the next appliance to make a grand entrance...Voila!
That's a warming drawer at the bottom for all the casseroles, pies, rolls what have you, during the holidays. The center grill on the stove comes out and can be replaced by a griddle/grill! To quote Candace Olsen...'How Divine'!
I had so much fun swapping recipes with one of the installlers. He proudly told me he makes his wife cry his cooking is so good! He claims to be a real chef and after hearing his pork rib recipe I believe he is! I was given a tutorial on the operation of this beauty before he left. The oven is a convection oven and I've never used one before. I will say the baked meat sauce and spaghetti my husband requested had melted cheese with just a perfect shade of gold. I used the stove top and the convection oven to make his favorite recipe and was as excited as a teenager on her first date! Add in a fresh spinach salad and a loaf of french bread and we had a real deal meal!
I plan to be cooking and baking for a while now...I have to enjoy the bliss while the bloom is still on the rose. I'm thinking the honeymoon may not last as long as it did when I was a twenty something with new kitchen appliances. But maybe I'll 'reignite' my love for cooking...or not Ahahahahha!