After a week of internet problems.... I'm back.
This week is the "nursery" week. Painting, wallpapering and trim molding installed. With my daughter in the Middle East, the bones of the nursery will be done when she gets home. New curtains, rods, light fixtures and closet doors will be installed. The last piece of the room will be carpet. She has picked it out but wants to double check her choice. When she gets home, the fun can begin; furniture, fabric and a chair to reupholster. All the accessory choices for the nursery will be the most fun.
I am currently packing up my kitchen and figuring out a place to make a small make-shift kitchen. We have a wetbar in the basement so that looks like the spot for a kitchen. The final decisions will be made and things are progressing rather quickly to demolition.
Meanwhile, back at my home, I am pressure washing my way through the winter dirt. I absolutely love pressure washing. So satisfying to see the results of my efforts. The garden will be mulched and I will start planting annuals.
Lastly, I have been baking and freezing in anticipation of the kitchen remodel. During the dog days of summer and no kitchen, I will miss backing. I am filling up the freezer with Fourth of July cupcakes, cookies, pies and several cakes.
This week's menu is all about things I love to cook.
White Truffle Pasta
Strawberry Pork Tenderloin
Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce
Out with family
Several types of cheeses
Assorted Crisps in canning jars
Grilled Steaks with Mushrooms
Twice Baked Potatoes
Iceberg Wedge Salad