The good news is that our kitchen table is now completely cleaned off so my sons came to eat dinner with us and we actually sat at the table like normal people...LOL. For dinner, I made fajitas -- I made beef fajitas with skirt steak that I marinated most of the day in a chipotle lime marinade. Since my youngest son doesn't care much for beef, I also separately marinated chicken for his fajitas. Neither he or hubby like onions so I had to cook the peppers (red, yellow and orange) separately from the onions (you'd think I run a restaurant with all these accommodations, huh?). I took advantage of using the grill as my stove and just placed my skillet on top of the grill beside the meat and cooked the onions and peppers. I wasn't in the mood to eat my fajitas in my grain free tortillas this evening; I wanted to eat them over a salad topped with fresh salsa and sour cream. Youngest son ate his that way too while hubby and oldest son ate theirs in tortillas. As luck would have it...our grill ran out of gas half way through cooking...so hubby had to go run and get our tank filled which delayed dinner by about 30 minutes. I snapped some photos of my dinner below as well as some kitchen renovation update pics. The fajita recipe is here: Grilled Beef Fajitas w/ Chipotle Lime Marinade. Enjoy!
|Ignore the ugly walls -- they haven't been done yet.|
|The dishwasher that is sticking out 2 inches...to be fixed this week|
|Hubby installed the new cabinet hardware last night|
|Love my new fridge -- I kept the old one too -- so now I have almost 60 cu ft of refrigerator space! Eating only "real food" (instead of processed) the last couple of years shifted my need for extra pantry space to extra refrigerator space instead.|
|Here's a photo of my tile samples for the backsplash I'm considering -- the subway tile along with the border.|
|Here's a glimpse of it on my counter -- it will predominately be cream colored with the mosaic border pulling some of the colors out of my counters|