My first Ikea Kitchen post in the Budget Remodel series is up over at Horton Brasses Blog. Check out the great ideas and bold color schemes after the jump.
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Now this was fun. I was finishing up my blog work for the day, making the rounds to my usual online haunts. Over at Attic Mag I was enjoying the post titled “Kitchen Contrasts: 1920-2010” by Jane F. (There are a couple of Janes over there).
I’m reading. I’m scrolling. I’m liking what I see and planning to bookmark the post.
And then I come to my own sink! Whaaaa! What fun.
To read the entire post @ Attic Mag click here.
My vegan friend turned 27 this week and Saturday was her party. I volunteered to cook the turkey roast + gravy.
I woke up at 5 to get things cooking before heading out to coach the kids’ soccer game in below 50 degree weather. Brrrrr.
Here’s a pictorial play by play of my turkey execution.
Basted and covered, in the oven everything went. The roasts need 3 hours of cooking but mine were in the oven for only 2 before we had to head out the door. Of course, mayhem ensued during those last few minutes at home when my son discovered one cleat missing. We searched and searched franticly. The car. The laundry room. Porch. Shoe rack. Closets. It was nowhere. The kid had to squeeze his big feet into last year’s size.
Off we went at 9:15 to our 10 am game in the windy shade. Off we went after the game to a birthday party at noon where a clown painted a snake on my daughter’s face and pulled a bunny out of a box. Off we went to ice cream at Sweet Dreams where even I who frequently experiences a sharp aversion to ice cream indulged in a scoop of pumpkin pie. Off we went, returning home at 3:30 in the afternoon, to my three roasts, left in the oven that was never shut off due to the last minute distraction of the missing cleat.
Fortunately and unfortunately the party was cancelled. The birthday girl’s two year old had quite a fever.
Maybe we’ll try again next week.
It’s that time of year again. You know….November!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner so what better time to re-post this Thanksgiving piece to get you in the list making mood. Sure, the stores want you to start making your Naughty or Nice list but let us not skip right over Thanksgiving, a holiday whose meaning has also been totally obscured over the years.
Make your Turkey Day literally painless by trying out the great recipes linked below. I will be vegan-turekeying things up around here Saturday as I bake a roast and stir my gravy to bring to a party pot-luck.
Feel free to share links to your favorite veg or vegan Thanksgiving / Americana fare. Thanksgiving’s coming and we need to get ready!
BRYANNA NO LONGER HAS THE RECIPE ON HER SITE! EEEK. HERE IT IS FROM A MESSAGE BOARD. PRINT IT OUT PEOPLE! SAVE IT! I WILL POST IT IN IT’S ENTIRETY IN A SEC.
Bryanna’s vegan turkey is a great way to de-meat your Thanksgiving feast. And she has a soy-free recipe option available!
***UPDATE! BRYANNA HAS CHANGED HER BLOG AND I CANNOT FIND THE ROAST RECIPE ANYWHERE. HERE ARE HER THANKSGIVING RECIPES!
When I did my Horton Brasses blog post on strap hinges, I mentioned my mother-in-law’s kitchen as that post’s muse. One commenter asked for pics. Here they are. Enjoy the old world charm of copper details in the kitchen! I think my mother-in-law’s style mixes mid-mod and traditional floweriness quite well.
In other mother-in-law news, she sent me these pictures from the school she works at. Hooks! Old hooks to be exact. Apparently, they remind her of me. Awwww!