Saturday, April 2, 2011

My last meal prepared on plywood - NOT!

As some of you know, I've been waiting and waiting for my new counter top. On my birthday (Feb 5th!) we ordered a Silestone quartz from Home Depot. The salesman said it would take 2 weeks from template measurement. A week later they came and measured and I was told it would be 3-4 weeks. At the 4 week date they called and said my color choice of White North was on back order. You didn't know this 4 weeks ago?? They generously offered to upgrade my color choice and said I could go to HD and pick out a new one, that they had another very similar color. One small detail - the other color had sparkles in it. Now, I'm a sparkly girl; I like diamonds. But not in my counter top! Not to mention the fact that I've designed the rest of the kitchen around this color choice. So I said, as long as it's not going to be 6 months wait, then that's the one I want. Meanwhile, I have plywood down and no sink - which makes cooking rather tricky. Luckily my neighbor Malin has graciously allowed us use of her kitchen. Anyway, yesterday (note it was April fool's) I got a call that it was finally in and they were coming to install it saturday - today. So, last night I cooked my "last" meal on plywood - a really good version of my Mediterranean Lamb. Every time I make this I do things a little differently. This time since tomatoes are out of season, I used some roasted tomatoes that I had in the freezer and it added an amazing depth of flavor. I also used a chipolte chickpea dip I found at the Jimtown store, a little crumbled feta, some fresh mint and baby salad with a drizzle of olive oil and Rich said "wow - is this a new recipe?" - just a different twist! The good news about this dish is all you need is a grill!

So, when they arrived this morning and put the template down, it was 1/2 to 1 inch space between it and my stove - not acceptable! Especially since they said they were going to cut it 1/8 of an inch away. So, no counter top still. Waaaaaahhh!

And I'm sick of paper plates too!!!

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to say thanks for the dinner Saturday night you were a hit and the food was pretty good too! Love ya