Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Wow, Labor Day weekend has come and gone. Seriously? It's officially fall now?

Well, that's okay, I guess. But only because it means stores have started stocking candy corn. Have I mentioned that I have an unhealthy obsession with candy corn? Yeah, there's that.

I have been way, way behind on everything in my Google Reader these past few days, and Tweeting? Fuhgeddaboudit. Know why?

I moved!

Yup, I have my own itty bitty kitchen now. Case in point...uh, counter space? What's that?

These bowls from Target may in fact be my favorite thing in my kitchen.

So given the fact that we still lack things like, um, a table (my TV is sitting on the floor right now as I watch Chopped), I obviously haven't had much of a chance to bake anything. Yet. But don't worry, I'm getting ready!

I spent two hours on Monday night scrubbing out our Fugly Oven. If you think it looks a little shabby now, man, you should have seen it before I got my hands on it. I don't think it had seen a sponge...ever. Now it's cookie-ready!

One of the things about moving that made me the most excited was getting to prepare my own meals on a regular basis. Granted, I'm realizing that it's also pretty daunting (I didn't realize that panic could set in mid-workday regarding a lack of dinner plans for that night), but I think I'm doing okay so far.
Night 1: Tilapia filet with carrots and broccoli.
Night 2: Whole grain penne with broccoli and the other half of the tilapia filet, plus tomato basil sauce!

Not bad for a newbie, right? Don't worry; the sweets will make a return soon enough...I don't think my cabinets can go too long without a supply of flour, sugar, and chocolate chips!

P.S. Is anybody else completely and totally addicted to Pinterest? I sign on intending to pin one thing...and then six hours later I come to and I have six new boards and I've decorated three houses I'll never be able to afford. Not even an exaggeration. So I'll be a bad influence on you, too--come pin with me!


  1. Congrats on your move, Tara! Glad to see everything went well... wow, you really showed that oven who's boss! =P can't wait to see what you cook up in this kitchen!

    PS - I'm still not on Pinterest - I already know I would have an unhealthy obsession with it... best stay away... ;)

  2. Congrats on the move, very exciting!

    I'm going to go follow your boards on pinterest now, I love it too!


  3. Congrats on the move! And yes...addicted to Pinterest.

  4. We can be addicted together! LOVE pinterest! Can't wait to see more recipes coming out of your new kitchen!

  5. Congratulations! And yes, I've been loving Pinterest for a while now. So much fun! http://pinterest.com/mc22/

  6. Yay for a new apartment! I've been super busy lately, too. I feel like I am super behind on my entire blog life!

  7. I wondered where you went! I am SO obsessed with Pinterest too. Show us new apartment pictures!!

  8. Aww, thank you everyone! I am getting used to the new place and settling in, but it's definitely an adjustment. Hopefully more yummy things to come soon!

    (And glad to see that you're all as addicted to pinning as I am. We can distract each other together!)


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