Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kitchen Happenings

A lot happened in our kitchen the past couple days. For some reason about a month before there is a prospect of moving I get a cleaning bug. I think it's because I think of what we will have to do so we don't get charged and suddenly I look around and realize we've been living in filth. Anyway As I opened the oven to start on it I found this in there much to my surprise. Just the book not the hand or the bubbles. It was a quick picture before she took it out. Anyway, I'm not sure when or why she put the book in. I get really upset with her when she touches the oven so I guess she was sneaking in some oven time while Mama wasn't looking. We will definitely be buying and oven lock. Is the fact that I found the book when I was opening the oven to clean it instead of opening it after it had been preheated to stick something inside coincidence? No way, it's deity. I NEVER clean the oven so suddenly feeling the urge is pretty amazing. Ironicly the book she put in there is called "Wacky Wednesday" and is about all these things being out of place on this wacky day. Maybe we'll have to take away this book if it is going to inspire such ideas.

Yesterday our dishwasher started leaking. Relative to other apartments we've been in and that I've seen our dishwasher was pretty new. In fact it's not even on my list of things I hate about our apartment. Anyway they couldn't fix it so they put in a new one. The outside looks like a dishwaher but the inside is pretty crazy. Hopefully you can smell that new appliance smell through the picture. I thought it was going to take them weeks but I guess here they keep new appliances handy because he had the old one checked out, out and the new one in in a couple hours. P.S. for anyone in the market the dishwasher fix it man was very ruggedly good know if you're in to that type of thing :)

The last exciting thing that took place in our kitchen is the BEST dinner I have ever cooked. I wouldn't say eating dinner foods is my favorite thing in the world, kind of a have to...lunch and snack foods is a different story. Anyway, I really enjoyed this dinner and it was pretty easy so I thought I would give you the recipe.

Coconut Shrimp:
1 lb shrimp (The bigger they are the less you have to dip)
1/3 cup Corn starch
Some Cayenne pepper (adjust amount to your taste)
Sweetened Coconut
2 eggs

Enough oil to deep fry

Mix Cayenne pepper and Cornstarch in a bowl. Dip shrimp in cornstarch mixure, then egg, then coconut, deep fry in batches.

That's it! I served them with garlic cheese biscuits just mix cheese in with the drop biscuit recipe on the back of the Bisquick box. Melt some butter, mix with garlic and put it over the top when they come out. And a recent favorite at our house "lunchable salad" it's lettuce and mixed with a pack of those mini lunchable things (you know with the chopped ham and the mini crackers). Yum yum.


  1. I need to catch a cleaning bug BADLY. Cleaning before we move is going to be horrendous. A girl I know put her husbands x-box in the oven to hide it so he would stop playing it constantly...he discovered it after it had melted to the rack when he preheated the oven...

  2. Man, that reminds me I should clean my oven too! Because... it was never cleaned when we moved into our condo. sick right? good luck cleaning that! Never hide things in the oven. Good luck with cleaning Danny!