Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cranberry Chutney

Just in time for Thanksgiving...as we're finishing the initial stages of the kitchen remodel and awaiting installation of the oven and cooktop, I'm busy thinking about what I'll cook this weekend!
My cranberry chutney is a family favorite at the holidays, so I'll likely whip up a batch of that.

I thought I would share the recipe in case anyone else would like to try it instead of or in addition to canned cranberry sauce...hmmm...I seem to have momentarily lost my recipe...

Well, try some of these links:

Don't know what to do with chutney?  It's great served on the side with meats, or on sandwiches, or in salad dressings...whatever you can think of, it's great!

Enjoy and Happy Holiday Cooking!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Beast's Kitchen Remodel Progress Update

The framework for the tower is complete and the counter is close and will be done by Monday.  The electrician comes on Wednesday to run the wiring, and then we're just waiting for the face trim before the oven and cooktop can be installed.

We found a countertop today, FINALLY, at Menards...a birch butcherblock...Birch likes that idea.
The cats are freaked out the range, cabinets and counter went away and now there's a new Cat Climing Structure.  Wait till they find out it's not for the cats!
They keep walking into the room, climbing in the tower and crying WHAAAAAT HAVE YOU DONE!

The counter is longer than we need so we'll have an extra piece for my dough counter when the time comes for that sometime in the spring.

Here are some pics of the progress. - Thanks Tim!

Tower Skeleton

Beast in the tower

What, Mama?  I'm not doin' nothin'
Framing the counter
Counter Frame