It smells in here…

April 1, 2009

It smells like chocolate chip cookies!  I don’t remember the last time I baked something that didn’t require opening a box and adding eggs (or diet soda depending on my mood).  The last few days I’ve had a desire to make some chocolate chip cookies.  And not just go get the packages from the dairy department where I’d just have to break apart squares.  Nope, I want them from the beginning.  Surprisingly I already had most of what I needed.  So on today’s trip to do some grocery shopping, I picked up the last one item, the most important one.  The chips!  And now, at almost 10pm, my second batch just went in.  Yum!

But I really need to show everyone why I don’t really like to bake in my kitchen.  Or cook, and I’m not really a big fan of cooking anyway.  So here’s a picture of my ki. 

kitchen

See?  I wasn’t kidding!  This space is not big enough to be called a kitchen.  That’s all I have!  The wall in front of the fridge is where the bathroom is.  I had to have J add two shelves by the fridge to store stuff.  My dishwasher is completely incapable of cleaning my dishes.  I pre-rinse everything and make sure there are no food particles when I put them in the dishwasher and somehow they come out with particles of something.  So I gave up.  I no longer use my dishwasher to clean dishes.  Instead it’s my drying rack.  I wash dishes by hand and put them in the dishwasher to dry. 

See the calender?  That’s a dividing wall.  Although what I could put in that area is beyond me.  It’d actually make a great little dinning nook.  Except there’s no lights over there.  Unless you count the entry light.  There’s also no sockets.  So I can’t put a light in there.  Or a microwave stand.  Some days I really wonder about the people who designed this apartment.  Sadly at the time I moved in here I didn’t have a whole lot of choices.  It was this 720 sf apartment.  Or it was a smaller one.  And now, I’m too lazy to move.  Well, it’s not so much lazy.  It’s a financial thing.  Staying here right now is the cheaper choice.  So I continue to put up with my ki.  And my card table and tv trays make excellent extra “counter” space as needed.

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This was actually typed up last night.  But apparently I have problems knowing the difference between Save Draft and Publish and apparently I hit Save.  I’m sad to say my cookies suck.  They taste more like flour than yummy chocolately chip goodness.  I’m thinking it’s because the flour might be old.  That’s the only thing I can think of.  I followed the directions exactly, and I’ve made these a million times before.  So tonight I ran to the grocery store and picked up some more chips and some brand new flour.  I’ll probably do the cookies sometime this weekend since I work until midnight tonight and until 10 or 11 tomorrow.  Fingers crossed the new batch turns out better.

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