Welcome to the kitchen here at thistlewood farm.
Now….I wish I could tell you that there were yummy smells coming from that freshly scrubbed oven.
Just a lot of “hot dog pot pie.”
With four children there is always plenty of activity going on in the kitchen…..
……plenty of glitter and tiny scraps of paper and dried glue and a few Cheerios stuck to the floor.
And a complete and utter absence of any gourmet cooking.
Remember….macaroni and cheese is my favorite recipe.
(And really…..does that actually even fall into the recipe category?)
Now, don’t get me wrong.
I don’t have anything against gourmet cooking.
I would love it if Giada from the cooking channel and I were best friends or the Barefoot Contessa stopped by for tea.
I just don’t think it’s in the cards.
So for now, I won’t concentrate on what I should or should not be cooking.
I’m just going to work on making it pretty.
No worries about gourmet dishes or fancy foods or puffed pastry shells made from scratch.
I’m just going to be content with my macaroni and cheese kitchen.
And concentrate on my displays for the hutch in the kitchen with white plates and white platters and a cloche tucked in with plenty of milk glass.
And that iron piece over the hutch that came off of an old house.
And my vintage toolbox filled with book page flowers.
I mean….who cares about cooking when you have book page flowers.
And a yard sale find or two.
Now I’ve got to go.
You see, the academic team is on its way.
And soon they will descend on the kitchen to celebrate their win and eat
tiny little puffed pastries and homemade lemon meringue pie cookie cake from Kroger
And really…..who doesn’t love a cookie cake?
PS If you liked the kitchen, you might enjoy my house tour.