I finished the laundry and need to move on to vacuuming before the cat hair consolidates itself into a new cat, but the internet beckons with its warm computery glow.
Meanwhile, dinner is marinating in the fridge – pork tenderloin in a “red wine and shallot” marinade I picked up at Giant. I was going to try Mom’s fantastic five-spice pork recipe, but I couldn’t find the five-spice powder, even in the “Asian foods” section of the store. A trip to an Asian grocery is in my future.
I’m happy to report that the roasting pan I picked up at Costco yesterday fits in my tiny oven. I can cook a tiny turkey in there now if I want! I’m adjusting to the new kitchen, but the layout is still bugging me a little. An ideal kitchen has that fridge/sink/stove triangle going on, but in my kitchen, the fridge is along the same wall as the stove (and pretty far away) and the sink is right beside the stove. All my prep work has to happen behind me on the counter, so I’m twirling in little circles all the time as I grab ingredients to toss into my pan on the stove! Oh well. I’ve made a few good meals in the kitchen despite the layout, so I must be doing something right!