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Aug. 14th, 2015 | 12:06 am

Chiefly the cooking ones.

Tonight I made beef and veggie flautas and a pot of beans for dinner, with guacamole and salsa for toppings. Would also have whipped up some rice but the bf is not eating it these days. :)

After four years in this apartment it's fair to say I am thoroughly sick of our tiny kitchen. But on the plus side it is much easier to clean than the giant dream kitchen in my mind. Most likely when we do move into a place that contains said Dreamy Kitchen* we will also be of the means to hire someone else to clean it.

* It's mostly just larger with more counter and cabinet space, but there is also a gas stove (I have been over cooking on electric burners since Day 1, back in 2005), and a full pantry.
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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Aug. 14th, 2015 12:58 pm (UTC)
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i have a similar struggle with my kitchen. i want it bigger, and then i realize i don't want to have to clean it, and it's not like i'm some sort of master chef anyways.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Aug. 16th, 2015 05:20 am (UTC)
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I could conceivably cook elaborate stuff, but I also value my limited free time so this isn't such a common occurrence now. Whenever Dreamy Kitchen does occur, I expect to also have more time to spend there. :)

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Urban Rebel

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from: urbanrebel
date: Aug. 15th, 2015 09:12 pm (UTC)
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I can relate. When I moved from the house in OC to the condo in LA (where I lived when you came), my kitchen was a little smaller, but almost identical layout to the one at the house with cabinet/counter space on 3 sides and a gas stove/oven, so no real adjustment necessary. The condo I'm in now has a small kitchen, electric, and much less cabinet and counter space (it's a walk through with counters on only 2 sides). It may be easier to clean, but it seems like I have to clean it a lot more. Everything is white and it looks like a mess if you leave anything out. It's also right next to the front door which I don't love because you see if it's not completely clean right away, where it was on the other side of the dining area in the old place and not the first thing you see when you walk in. At least now I know what I DON'T want in my next place.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Aug. 16th, 2015 05:21 am (UTC)
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Ours is also right next to the front door. I need to have a talk with a certain architect. >:(

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Melissa

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from: promiseoftin
date: Aug. 16th, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Mmm, flautas. I want some!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Aug. 23rd, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
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I did this recipe but with beef instead of sweet potatoes: http://peasandcrayons.com/2012/09/baked-black-bean-sweet-potato-flautas.html

They were good but I will definitely make a few tweaks to the recipe next time.

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Tan Gnat

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from: pundigrion
date: Aug. 23rd, 2015 06:26 pm (UTC)
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I like a medium sized kitchen. Too big and it is a pain to have to run back and forth. Too small and you trip over yourself. Actually my kitchen right now is just right for size and layout. It could use a little updating, but we will likely never do it since everything is functional and other spots need it much worse.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Aug. 23rd, 2015 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Thinking back, I have never in my life lived anywhere with what could be classified as a big kitchen! So it didn't occur to me, but I can see how it would be an issue.

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