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So I've been in the new place for what....5 months already and all I have made for food was ramen noodles and coffee. Reheated some pizza from the joint down the street a few times. This has been expensive and I need to get back the culinary pleasures.
Why have I waited so long? Well besides laziness cuz I want food immediately after I get home from work, and I'm too tired some days after work and I don't have the time I used to to plan shop chop and cook, I am have had some reservations about my kitchen. I was enamoured with having a gas stove for the first time in my life, but that got in the way of seeing the other difficulties like space to put all my kitchen stuff, working triangle distances, and that the handyman my landlord uses is not the fastest snail in finishing work up that started before I moved in.
Well, I bit the bullet and just stopped the excuses, shopped, and cooked.
The first thing I made was my tried and true rice pilaf with turkey breast. It is simple to make, it keeps well, and I can make enough to be lunch for the rest of the week. Things were awkward, but I didn't think much of it.
Then I tried something new that I saw on Rachel Ray on cable in the hotel when I was in Texas. I made turkey cacciatore burgers on portobello buns. As you can see, it came out great, tasted better, but a royal pain in the ass with my kitchen design.
I will make this again but I don't think I'm going to renew my lease, unless the kitchen gets a major overhaul. I have my priorities. Only 7 months to go.
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