Saturday, February 21, 2009

soup explosions & other fun things in my new home

this is what my kitchen looked like the second full day after moving in:

yeah, 'awesome' was the first word i thought of too, after other choice words, of course. apparently pureeing a hot soup isn't always a fabulous idea. the salvageable bit of the soup (see the green bowl bottom left?) wasn't half bad, though. my sister gave me a 'soup' recipe book for my birthday last year and i am attempting to actually use them, and be intentional with my grocery shopping. why was i being so ambitious when i had barely just moved into my home? ... i'm not sure. i'm never sure.

enough of my negativity. wait, no, not yet. our smoke detector? yeah, it goes off almost every bloody time we make food that involves some heating. like frying eggs. or making toast. oh yes, and the alarm goes off upstairs in our landlords' apartment too. 'awesome' fits this situation also.

okay, now i can be positive and post pictures that are oozing with positivity and warm fuzzies.

these were taken our first night here. below is our commemorative meal, but most importantly: wine. a really yummy Riesling Gewurztraminer, to be specific (and only $10!)


Anonymous said...

Oh no, the poor soup! I can't say this has happened to me, but similar food explosions have definitely decorated my kitchen... It happens to everyone at some point, I think.

At least things can only get better from here, right?

Anonymous said...

Did the soup taste good?

joey armstrong said...

yea it was tasty, but not remarkable or anything. it was a zucchini herb soup, and i used an herb i'd never used before (tarragon) and it was a bit too strong.. but otherwise tasty.