I’m counting my blessings of late. My family is feeling very lucky to have come out of Hurricane Irene with no water in the basement, no major tree damage and remarkably, no loss of power (as I type we still have neighbors without electricity.) We were evacuated from the Jersey shore but it was at the tail end of our two week vacation – again, pure luck.
While we were gone, our kitchen remodel began. Now that the weather “excitement” has passed, the reality of no working stove, microwave, sink or counterspace has sunk in.
Granted, this is only day 4 of dealing with it as the really down and dirty stuff happened while we were away. But I am already cereal’ed, PB&J’ed, frozen waffle’d and cold pizza’ed out – and we are still a good two weeks away from completion.
Of course, in the long run (and in lieu of recent events), these are minor inconveniences and I’m very excited for the end outcome.
In the meantime, I think I need to invest in a toaster oven.
Have you ever had a kitchen remodel? What are some food staples, recipes or other kitchen tools you relied on?