Copenhagen Kitchen – week 4

Feels quite funny to be typing ‘week 4’ because it seems like just yesterday we started work on the kitchen remodel. And yet I’ve almost forgotten what it was like in the old kitchen…thank goodness I put that video on youtube! πŸ˜‰

I’m flying along in my camp kitchen in the basement. OK so it’s not the brightest or biggest of places (need to get an extra lamp from Ikea – I.crave.light) but it’s working fine. Biggest help has been menu planning. Which is kind of funny because that, along with paper clutter, has always been my achiles heel. Hoping it will last beyond the remodel and be my latest, new Flylady habit. I do my online grocery shop and post the menu here on the blog every Thursday. Keeps me accountable. And (do I really need to say this?) the cost of my food bill is going down and I’m trying out more and more new dishes. We even had Eve’s Pudding for dessert last night – something I haven’t had since I made it with my Mum back in Scotland over 25 years ago πŸ™‚

On the kitchen front? We now have a cement floor to walk on! πŸ™‚ And the builders continue to work like trojans. A couple of small hiccups, but we’re on schedule. They did, however, find a leak from the bathroom on the first floor… Work starts there tomorrow morning – so no more baths or showers there until probably the weekend. But, hey, we’ve still got the loo, and a loo on the ground floor, and a makeshift shower in the basement (where I have my camp kitchen), so it could be worse, right?!

The major addition to the kitchen this week will be the new, flat ceiling. (At the moment there are two different ceiling heights, and one of them is sloping.) In Denmark there is a tradition of having a rejsegilde (small party or reception) for the builders and all those involved when the roof of a new house goes on. They put a little flag at the highest point on the roof together with some wreaths. Then serve unlimited amounts of Danish frankfurter sausages, cola and beer! πŸ˜‰ I’m planning to do the same when our kitchen ceiling is finished… So that’s all for today – I’m off to add sausages and Carlsberg to my shopping list. See you next Monday! πŸ™‚