Introductions & Kitchen Quandaries

Thank you guys so much for your sweet comments regarding myΒ accident yesterday. I’m still doing ok…no residual soreness or anything like that, thankfully. I probably won’t hear any news on Vickie the Vibe until Monday, but for now I’d like to introduce you guys to her understudy:

Meet Andy the Avenger!

Power windows & door locks, leather seats, and free satellite radio!

Vickie? Vickie who?? πŸ˜‰

I am totally loving my insurance company right now! Even though the officer that worked my accident failed to give me the other driver’s information (ie, name and insurance), my agent got me taken care of and in a rental car in less than 2 hours after calling him! Happy to say that was the most stressful part of my day!

For breakfast this morning, I broke in my new microwave! Wha, wha…it’s about time! πŸ˜‰ Honestly, I rarely ever use a microwave…hence the reason it wasn’t that much of a setback when the one in my old house died unexpectedly in November, but I couldn’t wait to try out a recipe with it this morning!

So what did I make?

Ashley’s Buckwheat Bake!

I’ve made a couple of Ashley’s buckwheat bakes before in the oven, but I was curious to see the difference in the microwaved version….although it doesn’t have the crisp crust on the outside that it gets from oven baking, it was definitely just as delicious…and FAST!

I topped my bake with shredded coconut, TJ’s Crunchy Valencia PB and some red currant jam. Two minutes in the microwave…five minutes to get in my belly! Yeah, I was HUNgry!

After some unpacking and reorganizing in the kitchen, I left the house with Andy πŸ˜‰ to run a few errands. Actually, I only had one errand to run…make a deposit at the bank, but somehow I managed to find myself in Kroger only minutes later!

I went in telling myself I was only going to get some salad greens…

Yeaaaaaaaaaah, well, at least I didn’t forget the greens! πŸ˜‰

I couldn’t help myself! Stonyfield yogurts were on sale for 89 cents each and Yogi teas were only $2.99! I recently had a free sample of their Ginger tea and it is by far my new favorite! This one doesn’t have that kick that most other ginger teas have!

And the chips? They wereΒ FREE! I have no idea what the promotion was, but I’ve never been one to turn down a freebie!

Check out the size of this organic lemon!

My official fruit measurement device! πŸ˜‰

I actually haven’t been full-on grocery shopping yet, but the other day, I did run to the store for almond milk, coffee, apples, bananas, eggs, and salsa…all definite must-haves in my kitchen!Β Wait, no…actually I originally went in to the store for a shower curtain and these things just leapt into my arms (and you read that right…I carried ALL that to the register!)

Back at the casa it was more unpacking, cleaning, and organizing…such will be the story of my life from here to eternity! *weak laugh*

So, I’ve got a question for ya…

What exactly is supposed to go in this teeny tiny drawer to the left of my stove?

iPhone caddy?


Hmm, off to dream of dinky cabinet drawers! All this unpacking is finally catching up with me! Night guys!

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26 Responses to Introductions & Kitchen Quandaries

  1. Andy is so handsome! I’m quite jealous of him πŸ™‚ Hope you’re feeling okay after your accident and that getting Vicki back isn’t too much of a hassle.

    Also, I totally go into the grocery store for just one thing, don’t grab a basket, and end up juggling a ton of stuff up to the checkout counter πŸ™‚ It happened today- the cashier was laughing at me! Haha!

  2. Megan says:

    Holy nice car!!!! Wow πŸ˜€

  3. I have one of those on each side of my stove… one side holds napkins (perfect for those!) and the other one holds all of our grilling stuff – spatulas, skewers, etc.

    happe weekend!!

  4. Ashley says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m so glad you’re okay!! That is one ferocious looking car. πŸ™‚ The buckwheat bake looks deeelicious. I love the micro versions too!! Cute drawer!

  5. Carlee says:

    aWW! Such a cute little cupboard! I’d put tongs or something!

  6. Sarah Banks says:

    I keep spatulas in that drawer, although mine is SLIGHTLY bigger πŸ™‚

  7. Daaaang, look at Andy! He’s a hottie πŸ˜› Glad you were able to get a rental so quickly. And a nice one, too πŸ˜‰
    hah, that drawer is so bizarre. Long spatulas, maybe?!

  8. BAHAH that is clearly not a food bloggers drawer!! i like the cupcake tins and such in there- that works! DANGGGG NICE CAR!! sup ANDY!?

  9. I have a drawer like that and I use it for long utensils, lake spatulas.

  10. Meagan says:

    I think it’s for spices!

    What an awesome car! I love when insurance companies are nice like that because the last thin you want after an accident is a thorn in your side.

  11. Lee says:

    That drawer is weird! Maybe like wooden spoons and spatulas and stuff like that?

  12. Sarah says:

    hmmmm, maybe an aluminum foil or plastic wrap container? a rolling pin? that’s a confusing drawer.

  13. Jenny says:

    That is one badass car! lol So jealous of your breakfast bake! I’ve been trying to find buckwheat for weeks! πŸ™

  14. cbrady3 says:

    Your spatulas and cooking spoons, silly!!

  15. Awwweee! Your new baby is so handsome! πŸ˜‰ Love the car! πŸ™‚

    I love your minidrawer! I would store all of my goodies in it! πŸ™‚

  16. I love Kroger and their “marked-down-organic-spinach-that-doesn’t-expire-until-a-few more-days”! I got me some this morning! πŸ˜›


    • Oh I know! I tried looking for some spinach, but sadly only the mixed greens were on discount…they wanted like double for the spinach so I wiped away my tears and took the wallet friendly approach! πŸ˜‰

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