There is nothing glamorous about cooking in the new kitchen. Mustard yellow surfaces, limited bench space, smelly cupboards, no room for a microwave…….this kitchen really has it all. But for the next two years I will be proving on this blog that you can still cook delicious food no matter where you are or what you’re working with. I thought my new kitchen would be 3-5 years off but I’ve already ‘advised’ retro daddy that I’ll be getting Michael the kitchen guy in next year to draw up plans and hopefully do it in 2014. Thankfully no building work is required which was our biggest cost last time so I’m hoping I can it get over the line!
3m caesarstone island to this!
On Friday my easter present finally arrived, PW’s latest cookbook and I’m going to go so far as to say that it’s better than her first. Yes. You heard it here first. This book is jam packed full of more recipes. Even retro daddy picked it up and was impressed. This is someone who does not pick up my cookbooks for a flick through. First cab off the rank had to be Barbeque Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas. Easy, fun and a great way to test out the kitchen. Her recipe is here.
I just did a couple of variations. Canned pineapple instead of freshly sliced because I was lazy and had been unpacking all day. We added avocado before we cooked them because mexican food needs avocado in this house. We left out the jalapenos and I cooked my quesadillas in a little oil rather than butter. Just because.
And these got the thumbs up from everyone in the family. They aren’t spicy so everyone can enjoy them, elodie loved a plateful of chicken, avocado and cheese and the kids couldn’t get enough of them. Retro daddy told me twice what a great dinner it was so that’s a big thumbs up. And there was no time for fancy styling of the quesadillas because everyone wanted another bit as soon as they came off the frypan.
So give these a go! And add the book to your wishlist. I’ve already got the ingredients for 3 more recipes from the book this week!