First of all – let me just say that moving over 1,000 miles will NOT be an option. It took about 3 weeks of unpacking and lugging HUGE boxes around the new abode to find my pots at the BOTTOM row of boxes. And, to make things worse – I’m still looking for things here and there. I figure I have about 10 boxes or so I need to finish going through and then I can move onto reorganizing the den which is currently known as “Moving Box Central”. The amount of boxes I’ve had to break down has been insane.
So, 3 weeks of take out, delivery and micro meals does not make a happy food blogger.
Before I left, my friends came over and kicked my butt into moving overdrive. SL, Jay & Kar helped me box up the hell known as my kitchen and also helped take a bunch of things off my hands – specifically my pantry and liquor cabinet; both of which were not coming with. SL now has a spice cabinet to die for loaded with some serious goodies like truffle oil, meyer lemon oil, coffee and goodies shipped from the Italian Market. Heck, since I could go to the Italian Market on Saturdays, I could replenish it – right? However, one thing I haven’t been able to find is my creole seasoning – for some reason they just don’t seem to have that here. I’m hopeful that maybe Whole Paychex or Trader Joe’s might have or else I’m calling SL to ship some to me stat.
I can say that my kitchen is MUCH bigger in terms of counter space and, while I don’t have an island, I might just not need it. And, now that the pans have been located, I’ve been getting back my cooking mojo. Won’t my neighbors be thrilled 😉 The pantry is a bit smaller so it’s going to mean I’m going to have to find some new ways to keep everything moving along.
Now please excuse me while I make plans to have yet another run to Crate & Barrel in the morning for more spice jars and a few more organizing ideas so I can actually have this kitchen running smoothly. Oh, and so I can make room for the *ahem* new goodies coming from RueLaLa from the Calphalon sale… *shhhh* just don’t tell anyone.