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Water, Water, Everywhere

2010 March 22
by Gayle

Just a quick note, Dear Readers, regarding the current state of chaos in The Kitchenette.

The power kicked off this morning at Casa de Kitchenette, which is, sadly, not a rare occurrence. There was the usual trekking down the dangerous basement stairs in the dark. But instead of hitting the cold basement floor with a smack, my bare foot hit about three inches of water with a sploosh instead.

The entire (full, finished) basement was full of water, no thanks to the pair of failed sump pumps that usually run pretty much constantly. After hours of consternation from the “management company,” our favorite plumber was able to get us back in business. More or less. There is still a lot of clean up to be done. We’re looking at some pretty substantial casualties and keep finding new puddles, so bear with us for the next couple of days. There’s probably not going to be a lot of cooking or a lot of posting.

In the mean time, I’m calling a Reader’s Choice: you say it, I saute it! What should we be cooking to a) make us feel better and b) that’s easy and virtually mess-free (as we are spending an inordinate amount of time cleaning up messes in the basement and are in no mood to extend that to the kitchen)?

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    March 23, 2010

    Guacamole, chips and margaritas would do it for me.

  2. Barbara permalink
    March 24, 2010

    Grocery store rotisserie chicken, bagged salad, baked potatoes in the microwave, microed frozen veggie — and while you are picking up the chicken, a frozen chocolate cream pie. Doesn’t chocolate always make you feel at least a little better? Oh — and serve it on paper plates!! — Cute ones. So sorry about your mess.

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