Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.
~ Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic
This is the last weekend for cooking in the old kitchen and as such, I’m doing a lot of it in anticipation of things to come.
Yesterday I baked a pumpkin in preparation for making a Thai-style pumpkin soup. Today I have apples for apple chips drying in the oven, and I made a big pot of vegetable stock to use in the pumpkin soup. I also needed the stock for a butternut squash soup which I cooked this afternoon and will freeze for us to eat during the remodel. Tomorrow the pumpkin that doesn’t go into the soup will be part of a Pumpkin Molé Sauce. I’ll freeze that, too. We’ll be eating the pumpkin soup for dinner tonight.
It sure smells good around here. It smell like autumn with the scents of pumpkin and squashes and spices floating through the air. They are good scents to have around.
In case you’re wondering, the mural on the kitchen wall will not be saved. We gave it a great deal of thought. The determining factor was the grease. The previous owners must have done a lot of frying of their foods. The kitchen, especially around the stove, was like a big grease trap. The few counters and shelves we had were sticky with old grease. There is no way to clean the mural without scrubbing the paint off, and it has to be cleaned. Eventually we’ll put up a slate and glass backsplash, but for now, we’ll clean it and paint over it. If you’ve ever smelled rancid grease, you’ll know why cleaning it is so important.
I’m off to do a “loony-goony” dance, although it will be outside. I can do one “‘cross the kitchen floor” later. The day is too pretty to spend it all inside. We woke up to more frost this morning, but that should be it for a while. Warmer weather is on the way. I might even get in another beach day soon.
Thank you for visiting. Now that moon is waning, the stars are amazing here at night. Let’s go sit on the deck later and watch them twinkle in the sky. You’ll even catch a glimpse of the Milky Way.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂