Monday, July 27, 2009

Another Send-Off and More Kitchen Craziness

It came time for Mom to go home. She had been here for nearly two weeks. She was ready to sleep in her own bed, to refill her medications, retrieve her mail, return to her daily routine.

Her gentleman friend, Ken, had been to see his family in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. He was delayed due to road construction and detours...typical summer travels. But now they are back, safely in their own homes...and it is so quiet around here.

So, my handy hubby, with the assistance of our daughter can now do flooring. This is a product called DuraCeramic and one can actually apply adhesive, cut and lay the tiles and finish with grout...all on their own.

What does the rest of the house look like? Everything from the kitchen and dining room is now in the living room. See the stove there on the left?

And the refrigerator is there on the the hallway...that leads to the bedrooms.

So what are we doing about meals. Well, Dominos Pizza on the deck...

Or dinner at Grandmas. She prepared fresh fish, zucchini from her garden and of course...her left-over birthday cake.
I love this zucchini recipe...
Harvest Zucchini
1 1/4 lbs. zucchini (about 5 small)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. milk
2 tsp. paprikia
2 tsp. poppy seed
1 tsp. salt
Wash and slice zucchini (I usually do not peel them). Melt butter in a 10" skillet. Saute onion, add zucchini, cover and cook, stirring occasionally until zucchini is tender. Mix in remaining ingredients, stir gently until heated through.


Busy Bee Suz said...

zucchini is my favorite veggie, we eat it about 2x a week. I will try this! Can't wait to see the finished you can't either!
Glad Mom and her friend are back guys stay so busy there.

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Yummers!!!! I can't wait to serve this to my family. They are going to love it!


GinGin said...

I guess you'll have to cook on the grill and eat on the patio!!!! Your kitchen is going to be beautiful. Your are really busy this summer. I've been taking it pretty easy, have some painting to do, but it is the outside trim and It is definitely not something to do in the TExas summer heat. I love the squash recipe and can't wait to try it. Check out Mommy's kitchen on my blog. She has some delightful recipes.

I Play Outside The Box said...

My husband might like this. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Great pictures and the recipe sounds wonderful! Aren't home projects great? I'll be painting much of our interior this fall!

linda said...

Just stopping by via Bittersweet Punkin...hope you don't mind.

I so feel for you with the whole new floor/furniture moving stuff. When we had our tile put in about 8years ago, all of our furniture was on the patio for 2 weeks. I thought it would never get done. Good luck with it all. It'll be worth it when everythings done.

Carol said...

Goodness. That is quite the project!! But oh how fun!!!!!!!!!

Tolentreasures said...

Wow, do I have trouble getting your comment window to load. Love the mess, so nice to see someone else in that same mess that I manage to get myself into often! You asked about the grubby clothespins and making them, if you need any help, just email is fun to do, I am always running around the house looking for other stuff to grub up! You could maybe sell those on Etsy!