One of the questions people ask all the time when I tell them we’re living through a 5+ week whole kitchen remodel is ‘how are you dealing not being able to cook?’ or ‘ ooooh 5 weeks of takeaways lucky you- do you have Just Eat bookmarked?’. After telling them there’s a (Just Eat) app for that I go on to explain we’ve only had one takeaway and that was because I forgot to thaw anything out and was too late and I was too tired after a full day of work.
So how are we managing? It took a bit of planning but we’re doing ok. We’ve basically decamped into the dining room. We’ve got a cooking station- table top induction hob and a slow cooker on our dining room table. Then we have a toaster, microwave and kettle on the sideboard. I also have a ‘pantry’ shelf with all of our crockery and food. It’s really working out fine. The only thing I’m missing is an oven but we’re adjusting well.
The one area where I am NOT dealing well with is dishes! I have a bucket in our make do kitchen and I keep the dishes soaking in there until the bucket is full. I then take it upstairs and wash the dishes in the tub. To say this is not fun job just doesn’t have enough strength behind it. I hate it. It’s a ball ache. I bought paper plates to try to cut down on the dishes and STILL the damn bucket is always full of dirty dishes. Because I am a multi-tasker extraordinaire I *might* have washed the dishes butt naked after taking a shower. It was quicker and easier and I *might* be planning on doing that again.
Thanks for reading,