Well, we are almost settled into our new place but we still have plenty of unpacked boxes and my computer is currently sitting on 2 of them since we haven’t bought a desk yet :)
Unfortunately, the kitchen is not nearly as nice as the one in our old place. (Well, in general it is a slightly smaller/older apartment but hopefully one that will let us buy a house sooner since it’s much cheaper than our old place). The worst part is the oven/stove. It is really old and practically impossible to cook anything over a low flame without the flame going out completely. I cannot tell you how many times (already) I have left something simmering and come back a few minutes later to find it…well, definitely not simmering. Oh and it sits crooked, which we need to fix before I start having food that is half raw and half overcooked!
I’m still working on making my kitchen functional. I can’t seem to find the right place for the trash can, or the garlic, or the prep site. It is definitely going to take some getting used to.
I just went on a wild goose chase so I could find my USB plug in thingamajig to my camera, so I could update the blog. Not a particularly exciting update, but an update nonetheless.
With the weather finally getting nicer, I have been craving salads. So tonight I decided to make a salad topped with sliced flank steak. Not exactly a recipe, but I marinated the steak in an olive oil/balsamic/garlic/Italian seasoning/s&p mixture and ended up broiling it (about 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare).
The salad had baby spinach, toasted pine nuts (which I almost burned, thank you crappy stovetop!), asparagus (cut it into 2″ pieces and blanched, boiling for about 2 minutes before putting into an ice water bath), herbed goat cheese, grape tomatoes and roasted red peppers.
I had a little Italian focaccia with it…not homemade. :)
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